If your dog or cat is more like a beloved family member to you, you will want to know different ways to keep them safe at home. Here are a few pet safety tips and tricks you can use with your home security system.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a necessity in every household. They are as important for your pet’s safety as your own. Fires and carbon monoxide leaks can happen while pets are at home alone – and they won’t be able to escape. Should something go wrong you want to have these detectors working and monitored – so help will be on the way immediately.
First responders suggest that you leave your pets near the entrance of your home. They will easier to reach in the case of an emergency.
Buy a cling decal such as this one to place on your front door or on a window near your front door. That way emergency crews will know that you have pets inside that need rescuing.
Pets can cause accidents themselves. To minimize risk always use flameless candles and keep dogs and cats away from oven knobs.
- Temperatures frequently reach triple digits in the Central Valley during summer. Even inside your home can be too hot for your pet. Temperatures of 75 degrees and up have the potential to be dangerous.
Fans do not work as well to cool animals down as they do humans. It’s important to make sure your house is properly air conditioned.
If you have a home automation system you can put your thermostat on a set schedule so that it is cool enough for your pets at home while you are away.
- If you want to see what your pet gets up to while your away, you’re not alone. Many home automation users check their indoor cameras to see what their pet is up to while they’re out for the day.
Make sure your pet isn’t getting into any trouble!