From the Experts:
Tips & Advice
We reached out to some of our friends in the pet industry to tap into their expertise in order to learn more about our pets and how they can be best protected and understood during an emergency. In the articles below, they have provided valuable insight that will help you in developing your pet fire safety plan.
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The Preventive Vet
This article by The Preventive Vet discusses how pet owners can prevent fires. And because it’s as important to be safe at home as at work, he also offers tips for developing an adequate fire safety plan for your household.
In this article, Amanda Brothers, certified dog trainer, discusses how to properly train your dog to be calm during a fire drill and evacuation. Our pets can be unpredictable in emergency situations, so preparing them for these events is crucial.
Dr. Meredith Stepita
Dr. Meredith Stepita, a veterinarian specializing in pet behavior, offers insights into pet behavior during a fire. A fire may be scary to us, but even scarier to our animals as they do not know what is going on. Knowing what to expect from them can be very beneficial.