Pet Fire Safety
The best way to protect your pet from the effects of a fire is to have them incorporated in to your own fire safety plan if a fire was to break out. Below are some tips on how to prevent your pet from starting a fire.
Prevent Your Pet from Starting Fires
- Extinguish Open Flames
Animals are generally curious beings and have a tendency sometimes to explore household items, such as a lit candle, that can put both them and your family in danger. Be sure to put out all candles if you will not be nearby.
- Remove Stove Knobs
It is important to remove or cover stove knobs that pets could potentially turn on while you are out of the house.
- Invest in Flameless Candles
As discussed above, candles can be a dangerous item to have lit when pets are around. Investing in flameless candles can be a much safer option and save you from worrying about blowing out candles before leaving a room.
- Secure Young Pets
Puppies and kittens are some of the most curious animals when they are babies so take extra precautions if you have a young pet to avoid potential dangers.
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