May is #NationalPetMonth and we want to remind you about pet fire safety.
Who let the dogs out????? To kick off #NationalPetMonth, we want to remind everyone about pet fire safety. With stay-at-home orders in place in many jurisdictions, we have been made aware of many fire departments responding to fires, then searching for family pets. Many people have “fur babies” and we are very aware that animals are a part of many families. No matter the type of pet, putting safety measures in place will protect your human and animal family. With more home-cooked meals, there are more opportunities to think about pets in our kitchens and practicing cooking safety.
Pets are curious and can bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves and countertops.
Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don't chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional.
Make sure pets are included in your evacuation plan when possible. Never go back inside a burning building for pets. Tell the firefighters if your pet is trapped.
Download our Pet Fire Safety tip sheet to share online and provide to veterinarians in your area.