Lightning Information for Pet Owners
Your pets cannot protect themselves from lightning; it is your responsibility to help protect them.
Take these steps to help protect your pet from lightning:
- Don’t leave your pet outdoors
Do NOT leave your pet outdoors or chained to a tree during a lightning storm. Doghouses are NOT safe shelters; bring your pet inside.
- Remove any metal collars, leashes, or harnesses and replace with plastic
Even though metal does not attract electricity, it is a good conductor and can make injuries, such as burns, worse if struck.
Page last reviewed: June 7, 2022