10 Pet Safety Tips — Brought To You By SimpliDogs!

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What do SimpliSafe systems and dogs have in common? Well, for starters, they're both loyal, friendly, helpful, and pretty cute. Secondly, they seem to like to hang out in the same houses — a few weeks ago, we put out a call on our Facebook page for pictures of SimpliSafes and dogs together, and you guys answered with gusto! We've collected our favorites in this post — along with some great dog safety tips you might not have heard.

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1. Mutt-tion Sensor Tip #1: Your SimpliSafe Motion Sensor won't pick up on little guys like Bentley — they're too small! But make sure to place your sensors four to five feet above the ground, just to be safe.

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2. Mutt-tion Sensor Tip #2: If you do have trouble, try flipping your motion sensors upside down. That way they'll look up and out instead of down, and even big girls like Jersey won't set them off.

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3. How Do I Work This Thing? Dogs can't call 9-11, and most don't know how to press the Panic Button!. Monitored security ensures that your best friend won't be left all by himself if something bad happens when you're not home.

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4. Fires Are Ruff: Your dog is another great reason to outfit your home with Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Sensors! Over 500,000 pets die in house fires every year, and it doesn't have to be that way. Window alerts let firefighters and rescuers know that a pet inside needs their help.

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5. Watch Out For The Little Guy: Dog theft is on the rise, and small, valuable dogs like Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians and Malteses are at the greatest risk of being stolen. Your little friend is safe alone in a SimpliSafe-protected home, but never leave him by himself the car or tie him up outside a store!

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6. Get Chipped: Make sure your dog has ID tags with his name and your phone number in case he gets lost. You may even want to consider an implanted microchip or tattoo — especially if your dog is good at losing his collar.

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7. Functional AND Fashionable: They may have fluffy coats, Piper, Riley, and other pups can feel the cold! The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends doggie sweaters, shorter walks, and a variety of comfortable sleeping spaces to make sure your friends stay warm and safe through the winter.

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8. Friendship Takes Time: Sure, your dog is friendly and nice to others — but if you're bringing home a new dog, make sure you introduce them slowly and carefully! The ASPCA has good, thorough guidelines to make sure neither of them get too stressed out.

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9. Calm Before The Storm: There are a LOT of thunderphobic dogs out there! If yours is one of them, you can help him through the hard times by letting him hang out in a comfortable place, petting and comforting him, and distracting him with tricks and treats.

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10. Look Into My Eyes: Pets love sticking their heads out the window during car rides — but too much exposure to wind and grit can irritate their eyes, clog up their noses, and strain their ears. Consider keeping your pet in the back seat— or invest in some doggy goggles.

Got any pet safety tips we missed? Share in the comments!

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SimpliSafe blogger extrodaniare Cara Giaimo

Cara Giaimo

A man's home is his castle, as they say, and no matter what kind of castle you have, I'm here to help you fortify it. When I'm not blogging, you can usually find me running, jamming with friends, or making strange types of ice cream.

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