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Can I burn candles around dogs?

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Can I burn candles around dogs?


There’s nothing better than getting cozy during the fall months with some candles. Candles may appear harmless but they can be dangerous if you have dogs. 

While candles generally don’t pose a significant health risk for dogs, there are a few hazards to be aware of. Candles can:  

  • Your dog will knock you down if you put it on a surface that is too low. 
  • Contain irritating chemicals or harmful chemicals 
  • Asthma and other respiratory conditions can be aggravated by using a bronchospasm exacerbator

There are some things that you can do in order to burn candles safely around your dog. Place candles on counters and tables that your dog can’t reach or bump into. It’s important to be physically present when you have a candle burning. 

Also, select a candle with ingredients that are natural and pet-safe. Unscented candles made of beeswax or vegetable wax, as well as soy, are great options to keep your pet safe. Avoid candles that are strongly scented. Dogs hate these scents

If your dog has asthma or another respiratory condition, it’s best not to burn candles at all. You can achieve a similar effect by switching to LED candles.



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