You can’t blame a dog for trying. After all, who isn’t tempted by the smells, sights, and sounds of pancakes being made?
That was the case for a Golden Retriever in Southwick, Massachusetts, who jumped up to steal some pancakes off the stove in the kitchen at his home. But, as the hungry pup went for his treat, he accidentally hit the ignition button on the gas stove, prompting one of the burners to turn on and filling the kitchen with smoke.
The moment was all caught on security tape by the owners, who, according to the Southwick Fire Department, were “connected to a monitored alarm system calling responders, saving severe damage.”
While the incident could have been much worse, it was a reminder from the fire department for pet parents to avoid keeping items on the stove and to consider putting safety covers on stove controls.
It’s not only gas stoves that can cause fires in homes that have pets, warned Dr. Jerry Klein, the chief veterinary officer for the American Kennel Club. “Both electric and gas stoves present problems for pets,” he said. “Electric stovetops stay hot even after they are turned off.”
“Pets can easily burn their paws by touching electric stovetops before they are fully cooled,” Klein said. “Gas ranges can be turned on by curious pets jumping up to explore smells. This can lead to burns for the pet, or even start a fire.”
Echoing the statement from the fire department, Klein urged pet parents not to leave items on or near the stove, including any flammable materials. Pet parents should train and discourage their dogs from going near the stove in the kitchen to prevent possible fires and other accidents from occurring, he said.
Even if your dog is trained to not jump up in the kitchen or reach for off-limit food items, Klein said, “it’s always best to make sure you have working smoke alarms in the house to alert you, should a pet start a fire when you are not looking.”
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Read more: 5 Dangers of Smoke Inhalation for Pets
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Jacinta Ann Lourdes
Emily had her very first dental at the clinic today. Dr Brandon and the staff were wonderful with her. They even sent us 'before' and 'after' photos of her teeth. Overall, everyone at the clinic is very professional and caring and make us feel very at home there. Emily loves going there - which is rare, given that animals do not usually like clinics. Thanks for taking such great care of Emily!
I deal with stray dogs mostly. And I like this clinic because the dogs I bring in . Often have never been touched by humans. So they are often skittish. At animal world I think they realize that. And nurse like iskanda. Who will not rush things. But be gentle with the dog. I feel this is important for a stray dog's first encounter with humans. He will deal with these dogs slowly and gently. So from there. Sometimes this can make a difference if the dog is rehomable. Animal world has helped me a lot with my own ava bail out more than once. I am thankful.
Naomi Elvyra Ophelia
The love of my life, Debbie, is 15 this year. Few years ago I brought her here with existing congenital heart issues, collapsing trachea, and persistent wheezing + hacking cough. Her condition is now well under control, thanks to Sunny's kind advices and help, and Dr. Brandon's dedication even though I can be an extremely stubborn owner. :p This place is truly second to none for Debbie & me.
Everyone was absolutely wonderful, the care and concern they show to Nuggets (my 16 year old dog) is remarkable. Never have I ever experienced such loving treatment in other vet clinics, one even didn't do a full examination on him and persuaded me to put him down. Animal world even gave me a follow up call the next day to check on nugget's progress. Truly a blessing that I discovered this clinic
Unpleasant experience with the staff Sunny with poor attitude. She sweep us off by saying "yes, our doctor signature worth $50 and if you're unhappy, u can always leave it and find other vet" and threw the paper on the table when all we wanted was to have a better understanding of what we are paying for. Nevertheless, Dr Brandon was caring on the other hand.
Went with a seizuring dog. Love the superb care and advise given by the senior vet. He was humorous and caring. Definitely does decision in the best interest of pet. Definitely will return again.
Jewel had heart conditions and I have been to several clinics where I always needed to explain on her conditions over and over again until I come across Animal world where the assistants and vets are very personable. Each time when I walk in, they would have recognized me or look at her records to understand jewel's medical history. Yes I no longer need to repeat myself. On top of that, they are very flexible and will bend to ensure the best experience for myself and jewel. The decisions the vet makes are always responsible and well thought out. They helped her a lot during her last days. When jewel passed on, they sent me their condolences via card/slow mail. They are a bunch of passionate people towards animal. Thumbs up!
Aljan Skye Fernandez
Very caring staff, thank you for helping the furries!
They did a great job cleaning the teeth for my SS. Very nice staff and caring doctor!
Brought Doggy to AWVC while I was in the area looking for another clinic. Dr Sara did a very thorough examination for him and explained to us in detail what doggy's condition was. On surgery day, Dr Brandon and his team spared no effort in making sure Doggy's surgery was done properly and professionally. The nurses even kept me up to date on his progress while he was recovering for the night in the hospital. Thank you so much for your team's passion and dedication in what you do. Special thanks to Dr Sara for checking out and examining doggy to give a proper diagnose.
Excellent and professional service even my playful guinea pig could stay still and happy there with their care!!!
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My dog was having some problems with his hind leg for weeks. I have visited other Vet but problem not solved. I was feeling vexed till I met Dr Brandon. He is very experience and with his magical touch, my dog is jumping high and low again! Thank you so much.
The Animal world' staffs are very friendly patient and responsible.
Mohanarani Muthu Jayaram
We had Sara for 3 years already. A few weeks ago he started showing signs of iching and drinking excessive water. He also had blur vision which we knew was getting worse. Than we got help from CAS, and they recommended AWVC. Dr Eric attented to us. From the moment he started checking Sara, till we left the place, he was so patient when answering our queries and always had a smile on his face. Also.. The helpers were so skilled and professional in handling Sara, that includes Dr Eric. No forgetting the two trainers who helped us book a grab car. I would love to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended to us. Thank you AWVC and of course CAS!!!! Thank you so much!! If any of you having trouble deciding which clinic to bring your furkid to, this place is definitely Highly recommeded!!!!!!! Great!