Dog Safety Tips
Winter is coming, the cooler months are here and more people are putting the tops down on their convertibles, allowing their dogs to get some much needed fresh air out of an open car window, or putting your four legged friend in the back of your pickup truck. At first this seems like a great idea and dogs do love the smells and the wind in their fur. This can be very dangerous for your dog so be careful and here are some things to watch for. Cigarettes flicked out of windows, rocks falling from truck beds, stones being tossed up by cars and blowing sand can all be very harmful to your dogs health.
It is very possible for your dog to land at the vet due to sand or rocks in the eye, or debris in their nose. Dogs in open pick up trucks hardly ever jump out but could be accidentally thrown from a vehicle if it turned suddenly to avoid something in the road or if the brakes were to be stepped on to quickly. If left in the vehicle when parked, passersby could antagonize and provoke your dog to be nasty or to jump out of the vehicle. Next time you are inclined to let your dog hang out of a window or ride loose in the truck, please think twice, although they do enjoy it think about taking your dog to the park to play if s/he needs some fresh air!
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