Whatever Wednesday: National Pet Fire Safety Day
I am sure most of you who follow my social media know my dog, Shaggy, is my baby! He goes to his regular check ups at the vet, gets good, healthy food, and gets plenty of exercise and, of course, love. Shaggy is my furbaby and I spoil him rotten. Part of spoiling him is making sure he is always safe.
With today being National Pet Fire Safety Day, I thought I would share some tips from DogTime.com's article, Save A Life! National Pet Fire Safety Day Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe. Shockingly, the National Fire Protection Association reports that more that 1,000 house fires are started by pets ever year. It is also estimated that approximately 40,000 pets die every year in fires, mostly from smoke inhalation.
Check out a few of the tips from DogTime.com's pet fire safety list.
Ways to keep dogs safe in the event of a fire:
Leave your dog’s collar on them all the time and put their leash near the door so first responders find them to lead pets to safety.
Consider confining your pets in rooms or areas near an entry door while you are away from home. this makes it easier for firefighters to find them. Pets are often injured or die in a fire when they are locked in their kennel or in room away from an exit.
Consider installing monitored smoke detectors. This way firefighters will be alerted and can respond to a fire even when you're away from home.
Make note of where your pets nap or hide in case you need to evacuate your home in an emergency.
I would like to add, it would be help to place stickers like the one here on or near the main doors of your home. This gives firefighters vital information that could help save your pets life.
Be sure to check out DogTime.com's full article, Save A Life! National Pet Fire Safety Day Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe for more information on this topic and search their website for other helpful dog tips. Your pets will thank you!