Dogs & Candle Safety 

Dogs & Candle Safety 

Candles are some of the most favorite home décor items. They come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes and can be used during many special times of the year. Unfortunately, a lit candle can become dangerous if you are not careful, especially if you have pets around the house. This article will provide tips to keep you and your four-legged friend safe around candles.

Location is important. Candles must be placed well out of reach of animals. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. Consider a high table or mantlepiece.

Extinguish the flame. Candles should always be extinguished when you leave the room or move to another location where you can keep an eye on them.

Candle holders and bowls may help. Placing the candle and its holder in a bowl of water can help obviate danger if it is inadvertently knocked down.

The size of the candle matters. It’s a good idea to use thick pillar candles with broad bases. These candles are less likely to fall over than tall, thin candles.

Now that you have learned some of the most important safety tips regarding candles, it is essential to understand what candles are made of. Depending on what the candle and its wick are made of, it could emit toxins into your home environment, which can be bad for your dog and yourself. When shopping for candles, look for products made in the US or Canada. We recommend candles that are made of beeswax or natural soy wax. Choosing the best candle and ensuring that you are following all precautions will prevent any accidents from happening.