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Pet Fire Safety

Below are some great pet fire safety tips from PetMD

  • Extinguish open flames — Like moths drawn to light, pets tend to be curious about flames and will be attracted to candles, lanterns, stoves and open fires like the fireplace or BBQ. To avoid problems make sure all sources of fire are completely extinguished and do not pose a threat.
  • Remove or protect stove knobs — Pets accidentally turning on stove knobs is the leading reason for pet started house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Remove or protect stove knobs from activation while you are away.
  • Flameless candles — Although not as aromatic as regular candles, the light bulbs in flameless candles are unlikely to start a fire if knocked over by your pet.
  • Water bowls on wooden decks — Like starting a fire with a magnifying glass, the reflection of light through glass bowls can generate enough heat to ignite a wooden deck. Stainless steel or ceramic water dishes cannot focus light in the same way .
  • Inspect and pet proof — Be alert to loose electrical wires, appliances, and other hazards within your pet’s reach.

 

To read more, go to: www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/ken-tudor/2014/july/how-prevent-your-pet-starting-fire-31866