Fire Safety for Dogs

Dogs may start a fire in your home.

Did you know that over 1,000 house fires a year are started by pets? How about that over 500,000 pets die in house fires each year? While the thought of a fire strikes fear into the hearts of every person for many reasons, losing your dog to such an event is one of the most terrifying things to consider.

How Do Dogs Start House Fires?

There are several ways that dogs can start fires. Being aware of these common occurrences can help you take steps to prevent it from happening in your home. Below are some problem areas when it comes to dogs starting fires:

Dog Fire Safety

In addition to decreasing the risks of your dog actually starting a house fire, employing a few safety tips can greatly increase your canine pal's chance of survival if a fire does occur for any reason.

General Fire Information

In order to decrease the risk of house fires to the safety of you and your dog, it is important to be aware of the most common ways that fires start in homes so you can mitigate or eliminate as many as possible. The following information is from the National Fire Prevention Association, where there is great information about fires:

House fires are terrifying, but with a little planning and attention to detail, you and your dog can have the best chance of surviving one.

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