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Posted on: January 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] A few safety tips to keep in mind during the inclement weather:

Keep all combustible materials, including yourself, at least 3 feet away from space heaters. Make sure open face heaters have a screen. Also, you must provide ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Never leave children unattended in a room with a space heater. Children can knock over space heaters, especially if they are placed on top of tables or stools and near where the children play. Kids can also stick paper or toys in the grates of the space heaters especially gas heaters.

If it's too cold for you outside, it's probably too cold for your pets. Dogs and cats usually fair better than their masters outdoors, but freezing weather can still lead to frostbite and hypothermia in minutes. Even outdoor pets should spend the night indoors when it's dangerously cold

Caution - do not use a heat lamp, space heater, or other device not approved for use with animals. This is a burn hazard for your pet and a fire hazard. Pet supply vendors sell heated mats for pets to sleep on or to be placed under a dog house, but read and follow directions carefully before use.
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