Winter Pet Hazards: Indoor Threats
When the cold temperatures are upon us, the threats to our pets are not just outdoors. There are also some indoor threats you need to be cautious of to keep your pets safe through the winter.
- Open flames can be a hazard for your pets. The warmth and light can be attractive to them. Always monitor your pets when there are fireplaces ablaze or candles lit in your home. You don’t want your pet burned or a candle knocked over to set your home on fire!
- Space heaters can be a big concern for pet owners, especially cat owners who fear their furry friend will want to cuddle up to it. Consider purchasing a ceramic heater, which are extremely effective but do not get hot. Some even turn off if they get knocked over. Don’t be discouraged by the size of the small ceramic heaters… I am amazed at how our small one heats up our entire basement!
- Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat to both humans and their furry family members. Animals often have even more exposure due to the longer periods of time they spend in the home. A carbon monoxide detector is a MUST HAVE in any home!
Just taking a few of these easy precautions can help keep your home a safe environment for all members of the family, including the furry ones! Keep safe and keep warm, dingo friends!
Feature Rescue: Licky Lenny LuLu Bear
With a name like that, how can Lenny not sound like a lovable dog you would want to take home?!! Well, Lenny has been waiting for his home since he was rescued by Paws and Claws Animal Rescue this summer. He is a 9 month old Staffordshire Terrier/Miniature Pinscher mix. This is one smart boy who knows basic commands and is leash and crate trained. Lenny absolutely loves kids. He would do fine in a home with cats or another dog, as long as they don’t mind playtime. In an effort to find Lenny a loving family to cuddle up to this winter, his adoption fees have been reduced, and he will also receive a free 8 week obedience course! If you or someone you know could give Lenny the furever home he deserves, email Paws and Claws at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Paws and Claws for saving Lenny and sharing his story!
written by Maria, “Mama Dingo”