Fire Safety and Your Pet

Pet fire safety day is July 15th and is a very large topic that should always be discussed. Whether you are living in a single family home or a multiple family home you should always be very careful and aware of the dangers of fires. We have seen it too many times where a pets life is lost in a house fire. The first thing that we always recommend is that you always pin point all of your possible exits out of the house. Make sure that someone in your family is in charge of each pet in the house, you never want one person responsible for multiple pets as it can make it very difficult for you and your pets safety. You can also make emergency kits for your pets which I will list below. Make sure to pick up a window sticker where you can list and label how many pets that you have in the home so that if the firefighters have to go into a home they know what they are looking for, this increases the possibility of their rescue. These can be picked up at your local veterinarian, fire station, or police department and can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, or any pet store (just to name a few). We have seen far too many times where pets lives are lost in home fires and they can very easily be prevented. Make sure to always keep your pets safe in every possible way that you can!! They are just as much our family as our children and other family members.

**Emergency kits: Can be included but are not limited to**

Carrier, blankets, Litter Box and litter (for felines), food & water bowls, food, bottled water, harness, leash, copy of vet records, a small amount of your pets medications, etc.

Make sure to also set up a place that you can take your pet should this event occur. Check with your veterinarian about their boarding policies as well as checking with some of your local kennels. This way if you are unable to take your pet with you, you know that they are being well taken care of. (Make sure to check out our upcoming blog, where we will discuss what you should be looking for in order to pick the best boarding facility for your pets)

We hope that after reading this you will be able to use our tips and keep your pets safe!!!