National Pet Fire Safety Day


#DidYouKnow that almost 1,000 house fires are accidentally started by pets each year?  Today, we want to raise awareness and make sure that pets, pet owners, and their homes are safe.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind for National Pet Fire Safety Day.

Fire Prevention Tips:

  • Keep An Eye On Cooking Appliances – Pets are naturally curious.  Keep an eye on any open flames around your oven and BBQ!  You don’t want your pet to investigate your dinner before it is cooked – or cause a fire hazard.
  • Remove Stove Knobs – Remove the stove knobs when they’re not in use or protect them with covers.  According tot he National Fire Protection Association, the stove is the number one cause of pet-induced house fires.
  • Watch Outdoor Water Bowls – Glass water bowls might be easy to clean, but if left outside on a wooden deck, they can actual present a fire hazard.  As the hot summer sun filters through the glass bowl, it can heat up and ignite the wooden deck beneath it.  Choose a stainless steel or ceramic bowl instead.

Read this article from the American Kennel Club for more fire prevention tips.  You can also contact on our our offices for more information on how to keep your pets safe at home.

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