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Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day is all about making sure your pets don't inadvertently start your home on fire. Pretty scary to think that can happen fairly easy.

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 1,000 house fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners' pets.

Such things as loose wires, lit candles, stove top knobs and electrical cords can be hazards if your pet gets to them!

Take a walk through your home and locate all potential fire hazards and then move, fix or store them out of reach!

Don't leave pets unattended around open flames. This includes lit candles, fireplaces and bbq's.

Always make sure before you leave your home that these are distinguished completely! Az Pet Professionals have donated to two East Valley Fire Stations, Pet Oxygen Masks and plan on donating more soon!

If you use an Alarm Company make sure your fire detectors are connected to their fire response center wirelessly. Pet's can't escape if your home is on fire and if you need to rely on a neighbor or a person passing by your home, precious minutes are lost.

Have a house safety plan that includes your pets. Know their favorite hiding spots, hang all collars and harnesses near a front or back door. Make sure all of your pets are microchipped so if they escape and someone finds them, they can be reunited with you.

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Know where the nearest Pet Emergency Clinic is so that you or a friend can transport an injured pet asap if needed. 

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Take a Pet CPR and First Aid Class. You will be much better prepared to perform high quality chest compression's and rescue breathing if needed. Let's hope you never have to use these skills, but if you have them, it's great if you know what to do!

Thank you pet friends! 

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