Safe Dog Handbook: A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out

Safe Dog Handbook: A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out

Melanie Monteiro

Language: English

Pages: 131

ISBN: 0785828109

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


<p class="MsoHeader" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">We know their favorite spots to scratch. We know which funny noises make them cock their heads. We know what treats they love the best. But do we know how to keep our dogs safe? The truth is, we often don’t consider what hazards lurk in our home and garden until an incident occurs. Each year, thousands of dogs are seriously hurt and even killed by a host of easily preventable accidents. The Safe Dog Handbook teaches readers about the myriad ways to ensure a safe home and outdoor experience for their dogs. Full of practical information, this book is an essential guide for any dog owner.

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information into your cell phone and/or PDA. (Consider transcribing the information on the inside cover of this book.) STEP 3: BOOKMARK THE EMERGENCY FIRST AID SECTION OF THIS BOOK. Place a bookmark or otherwise mark the beginning of the Emergency First Aid chapter (page 118) for quick reference. STEP 4: KEEP THIS BOOK WITH YOUR DOG’S SUPPLIES—NOT HIDDEN ON THE BOOKSHELF! If this book is tucked away on a bookshelf, it might not be easily accessed in an emergency. Pick a spot, such

legal requirements to disclose this information at the point of purchase, so little information is offered that would prevent pet owners from purchasing such plants at their local garden center and placing them in their yard. To be on the safe side, it’s important to know what you have in your yard and remove or replace the bad stuff with dog-friendly alternatives. Using dog-friendly garden plants and products allows you to spend more time together without worrying what your pooch may get into.

collapsible dish and offer it to the dog often to prevent her from drinking from streams and lakes. Beware of heatstroke if it’s warm and humid (see page 97 for more on heatstroke). If your dog seems tired or lies down, always let her rest. Some dogs, in their desire to please, will over-exert themselves to keep up with you, so it’s up to you to make sure she’s not overdoing it. After your excursion, give your pooch a once-over, checking her ears, face, body, and feet for any foxtails, burrs, or

Preparing the Dog for Air Travel The more time you spend getting the dog used to her crate before the trip, the better off she’ll be (see page 32 for advice on teaching your dog to enjoy her crate). Practice lifting the crate with the dog inside (you may need someone to help you do this) and gently jostling it around. This will help prepare her for what’s to come at the airport. Your dog will need a health-check certificate from her vet. Be sure you time the vet visit so that the certificate

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