Humans and animals have a certain connection, agree... or just agree. This special connection allows us human, to care for animals especially if its our most-loved pet.
As a pet owner, one is expected to have understood the whole idea about his pet animal.
He/She must have at least the common sense and understanding to protect and maintain his/her animal's safety, at all times.
We can have basic safety training for our pets in terms of their nature, health, behavior, and probable disease/s that they may encounter.
"Are you willing to risk your life for the safety of your pet?"
As a responsible pet owner, yes, one must have to, if the situation calls for.