July 15th was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day and being this season has seen many fire incidence around the city and surrounding areas we wanted to give you a few tips to keep your pet safe from these kinds of accidents.

  • Don’t leave open flames, such as scented candles, if you are leaving the house.
  • Keep food away from dangerous situations (such as a pizza box on an oven!)
  • If possible confine your pet to an easily accessible part of the house, such as near the front door, so if there is an accident they will be easily found and rescued.

Another aspect that must be kept in mind, especially in the Southwest, is heat safety. We hear all too often about a pet or child that has been left in a car, only to succumb to the heat. The interior of a car can reach upwards of 175℉ on days with an outside temperature of 90℉. We must be careful that we don’t leave our pets out in these conditions, even if we don’t think we will be a long time. It only takes minutes for an animal’s temperature to rise, then heat stroke becomes a real possibility.

The easiest way to ensure your pets safety is to be mindful of the environment you provide for them, and what you can do to ensure they are safe while unattended. Be proactive in safety and keep peace of mind!