Pet Safety Tips
5 December 2014

Pet Safety Tips

Is Your Home Pet-Safe?

Pet Safety Tips

Whether you are a new pet owner or have owned pets for years, familiarizing yourself with these valuable safety tips will help keep your pets safe at home.

  • Be sure your pets wear an ID tag or are injected with a micro-chip so that you can be easily reunited if separated during an emergency.
  • Secure loose electrical wires to baseboards to deter your pet from dangerous chewing.
  • Place household chemicals, plants and breakable items out of reach on high shelves.
  • Keep pets out of the kitchen while cooking. Temptation to jump up in search of good smells is a fire and safety hazard.
  • Roaring fires or even a flickering candle are a curiosity to pets, so be sure to not leave them unattended.
  • If you live in a split-level home, confine your pets on the first floor to make rescues quicker and easier.
  • Installing pet doors in your home provides a quick escape route for unconfined pets.
  • Arrange a safe haven for your pets like a neighbor, relative or local vet in case you are out of town or unavailable during an emergency.
  • Keep collars and leashes near the main exits of your home for easy accessibility.
  • Store a pet first aid kit at home in case of a medical emergency. Ask your vet what items should be included, or buy a kit from the ASPCA. 

For more pet safety tips, please visit the ASPCA website.