Friday, July 15, 2016

Things To Do For Pet Fire Safety Day

Did you know that nearly 1000 house fires each year are actually caused by your pet?  The Kennel Club and ADT Security Services worked together to create the first Pet Fire Safety Day in the late 2000s to help bring awareness to this important fact. At the PetCot Company, we want to help keep your pet safe from the premium pet bed they use to their daily routine to keep them from being involved in a terrible accident. Here are a few things you can do as a pet owner to help keep the risk of fire at bay.

Always Extinguish Open Flames

This may seem obvious, but it really is important. Many people think that dogs are afraid of fire, but in many cases, they are actually attracted to the heat. If you have been grilling, always make sure to put out the flames before leaving the grill unattended. If your pet accidentally knocks it over, it can start a fire quicker than you would think. Obviously, you never want to leave candles lit when you leave your pet home alone either. Invest in fireless candles if you really want to leave something lit when you leave.

Cover Exposed Cords

Whether your pet loves to chew on things or they never touch anything in your home, it's always a goo idea to unplug cords when you're gone. You never know when they'll get the urge to start chewing on something. If they do chew on a cord that's plugged in, not only can it put them in danger of being electrocuted, but it can also potentially start a fire.

Remove the Stove Knobs

If your stove knobs are on the front of your stove, it's always a good idea to remove them before you leave. There are stories of dogs who were left home alone with food sitting on the stove, and in an attempt to get it down, they accidentally turned on the burner which caused the pan to catch fire. It can happen quicker than you think. so prepare for these things in advance to help keep your home and your pet safe.

Beware of te Water Bowl

If you have a wooden deck, it's always a good idea to steer clear of glass water bowls. Sun rays can actually filter through the glass and heat up enough to ignite the deck beneath it. If your pet stays outside during the day, it's always a good idea to choose stainless steel or ceramic bowls, and put their water away from the house and in the shade. Not only does this help the fire hazard, but it keeps their water fresher longer.

Have An Escape Plan

Finally, you can't prepare for everything, but you can have an escape plan. If you have a security service that arrives when the smoke alarms go off, this can help reduce the chance of harm to your pet. Their immediate response can be the difference between life and death. You can also affix a pet alert window cling to your front door or nearby window to alert anyone who may be coming in that you have a pet inside so they can act quickly. You can also give a key to a neighbor that you trust, so in the case of an emergency they can release your pet as long as they won't be in danger.

Caring For Your Pet In Everything

Your pet is a part of your family, and because we understand that, we provide a product that your family member will love. While you work during the day and leave your furry friend home, they can relax on a raised pet bed, and hopefully, stay out of trouble! We hope you can take some necessary measures today to make sure that your four-legged friend stays safe while you're away while we remember Pet Fire Safety Day.

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