Dangers To Your Pet

DANGERS_TO_PET_FeaturedKeeping your dog safe is a critical part of dog ownership.

While there are all kinds of dangers your pet could be exposed to, here are some of the most common dangers that often go overlooked:


Retractable Leashes
This type of flexible leash has become widespread and extremely popular, but they can pose a significant safety hazard to dogs and people.

  • Dogs can easily run into the street at the end of a retractable leash, as the person has no control over the dog’s direction or movements.
  • Certain types of retractable leashes can cause severe burns or other injuries to your dog or to your arms and hands.
  • Retractable leashes can strangle your dog, especially if he were to get away from you and panic.

Extreme Weather
Dogs cannot regulate their body temperature as well as humans, so extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures both pose a health risk to your dog.

  • Never leave your dog in a hot car unattended.
  • Your dogs should live primarily indoors, particularly during weather that is not mild to moderate.

Household Poisons
There are all kinds of dangers lurking around your house that can be harmful or even fatal to your dog if ingested. Learn more about poisons.

 

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