Pet Fire Safety
The temperatures are dropping, frost covers the trees in some areas of the country giving that beautiful, sugary look. Families have started lighting up the fireplaces, turning on heathers, and making the homes pretty for the holidays. Like anything fun, there is a dose of risk, and this time of the year we’re most inclined to fall victims of residential fires.
The fire hazard is increased by our pets’ curiosity that’ll see lit candles and strings of holiday lights as new cool toys to play with – more than 1000 fires are started early by pets. Under this premises it’s important for pet owners to secure their homes and decrease the number released by the National Volunteer Fire Council. Around 500000 pets are affected annually by residential fires and 40000 die each year.
To prevent residential fires, firstly install smoke detectors, at least one on each floor. The monitored ones are the safest type as they send an immediate alert to a call center announcing of the potential danger. Place a rescue sticker alert on a front window or door, if the worse is to happen, the rescue personnel will know that there are pets inside.
Inside your home secure the loose wires and cords and keep them out of your pet’s reach. The stove is a potential harm if it’s not pet proof – remove the stove knobs or cover them before you leave the apartment. And since it’s the season, don’t leave lit candles unattended, or consider using flameless ones.
And to have a perfectly calm conscience, prepare an emergency kit for the pets. It should contain medication and medical records, leashes, harnesses or carriers, toys and pets beds. Keep current photos as well as emergency contact numbers. Place in there bowls, cat litter and pan, food, bottled water a can opener and a can opener. Don’t leave out plastic bags and paper towels.