A cord is not a chew toy

Q: What’s the most common type of electrical injury for household pets?

A: Electrocution from chewing on an electrical cord

Pet proof your home by covering or enclosing electrical cords and taking steps to prevent other electrical hazards. Although any pet can chew on a cord, puppies are the most likely culprit. Pups are busy and they may chew on an electrical cord without anyone realizing it. If you see burns in or around your pet’s mouth, singed hair or whiskers around the mouth, or notice shortness of breath or other respiratory issues, seek immediate medical attention for your pet.

Learn more about pet safety at safeelectricity.org