Around the holidays, many of us experience different work and travel schedules, the weather changes, and we decorate our living space in new and beautiful ways. Your cats experience all of these changes, too, and with the festive holiday feelings, there are new safety considerations for everyone living in your home.
Whatever holidays you celebrate – even if you don’t celebrate any holiday at all this time of year – it’s common to see an increase in the use of candles in the home. Unfortunately, for many cats, the sparkling flame is simply too tempting to leave unexplored. This could lead to you cat batting a candle to the floor (causing a mess of wax), burning their paws or whiskers, or nudging the candle too close to a dangerously flammable item in your home (like curtains or holiday decorations). To avoid these holiday candle hazards, consider the following tips:
This time of year, it’s important to consider more than just candles when we think of fire hazards. Sites like cathealth.com provide great tips for fire safety and your cats. Here are a few considerations to get you started!
What if – despite all of your careful choices – there is a fire in your home? Help firefighters by placing an emergency pet notification in your window. Stickers like these alert emergency responders to the number of pets in your home if there is an emergency.
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