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Pool Safety and dogs not just for children

Pool Safety and dogs not just for children

Pool Safety and Dogs

Pool safety and dogs are an extremely important thing to consider this Summer. Puppies and dogs can drown very quickly.  Most dogs can swim, however if they can’t get out of the pool they can very quickly become exhausted and stressed.

It is a good idea to teach your dog where the steps are this can be done by putting your dog on lead at several points in the pool and guiding your dog or puppy over to the steps.  Have a family member sitting at the steps calling the dog to that area, with plenty of praise and allow your puppy or dog to climb out unaided.  Only 2 or 3 times.  Do not exhaust your dog.

We do not advise doing this with puppies under 12 weeks.

It is important to always keep gates closed and supervise your small puppy at all times when out in yard.

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Advice from John

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.


Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.


Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.