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Pet Proofing your Fireplace

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Whether your family has a dog, cat or other pet, keeping them safe is a priority. As a responsible pet owner, pet-proofing your home is a must in order to protect these furry family members. This includes the fireplace. With excess heat, it is important to have safeguards shielding these curious animals.

The most effective way to protect your pet is with consistent supervision anytime your fireplace is in use. Along with supervision, there are many safety products you can install. Safety gates are an easy solution that provides protection against wagging tails and paws from getting too close to flames. Gates also protect from nosy animals digging into the fireplace and the mess that will surely follow.

Below are safety tips to ensure your pet can enjoy a warm fire just as you do:

Train Your Pet
Training your pet is the easiest and most cost effective solution. Although training can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks, it will provide a lifetime of reassurance.

Never Play In Front Of A Fire
We all enjoy playing with our pets, but never play in front of a fire. One misstep from you or your pet can cause serious burns or other injuries.

Do Not Place Your Pets Things Near The Fireplace
We’ve all seen the movies where a dog is laying in front of the fireplace on a cold evening. Although the dog looks peaceful, your pet can be burned by sparks or ash that fires produce. Also keep toys and beds away from the fireplace. This will prevent them from damage.

Call Chimney Solutions to ensure your fireplace is 100% pet friendly. We can provide tips and safety products to install to keep your furry loved one safe.

Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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