Are your pets #COsafe at home?

This National Pet Month CO Be Alarmed! launches the #PawsUp campaign to raise awareness of the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) to pets and encourage pet owners to fit an audible CO alarm to protect everyone in the home.

If carbon monoxide (CO) is present in the home everyone is at risk and pets and children can be the first to show signs of CO poisoning – such as nausea, tiredness or flu-like symptoms. As pets are often left in confined spaces for extended periods of time, they can be particularly vulnerable.

Our new survey found that while nearly all pet owners (98%) believe that their pets are safe at home, nearly a third (28%) worry about the wellbeing of their pet at least once a day and over a third (36%) of UK pet owners have left a social outing early because they wanted to get home to their pet.  Despite this, nearly a third (29%) either don’t have, or know if they have, an inexpensive life-saving CO alarm. And of those who have an alarm, almost one in ten (8%) have never tested it or simply don’t know when it was last checked.

To raise awareness of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to pets in the home, the CO Be Alarmed! campaign is asking pet owners to post pictures of their pets with their #PawsUp to show they’re safe from CO on their social media channels.

Get involved by entering our #PawsUp competitions with chances to win £200 Pets at Home vouchers.

On Instagram you will need to:

  • Post a photo of your pet with paws up
  • With the words ‘#PawsUp I’m safe from CO’
  • Follow @co_be_alarmed_campaign

On Facebook:

  • Post a photo of your pet with paws up below in the comments
  • With the words ‘#PawsUp I’m safe from CO’
  • Like the CO Be Alarmed campaign page

Competition closes at midnight on Monday 6th of May. UK entries only. Read the full terms and conditions.

Read the full press release here.