Pet Safety Tips
Who’s protecting your pet’s safety when you’re not?
All animal owners realize how much work and effort it takes to provide pets with proper care and the safety they deserve. The responsibility that comes with taking care of a four-legged friend does not stop when you leave your house. Since many accidents occur when pets are home alone, it is essential to pet proof your house. From pet fire safety to poison prevention, our pet safety tips cover all aspects that your family needs to be aware of to maintain a safe home.
Each year, 40,000 pets are killed in house fires. The following are a few simple steps you can take to protect your pets and your property in the event there is a fire in your home when no one is there:
- Put pet alert decals prominently in your front windows to alert first responders to the fact that you have pets inside. You can get these at your pet store, fire department, from your alarm company, or you can buy them online.
- Keep your yard clean and hedges trimmed. To allow greater visibility for your neighbors and prevent the possibility of a brush fire near your home.
- Have your heating system inspected every fall. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer responsible for more than 400 human deaths and 20,000 trips to the emergency room each year.
- Invest in a monitored alarm system such as Protection 1’s eSecure, which will send you a text alert† while automatically dispatching the fire department if a smoke or carbon monoxide detector is activated. Motion alarms can include pet-friendly capabilities.
- Make sure one of your trusted neighbors has a key to your home. In the event of an emergency, they may be able open a door to let firemen in—or your pet out.
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