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Cars and Dogs - 20 Dangers

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Though most dogs love to go for rides in the car, beware of these situations which could cause injury to your pet.

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by dspsfarm in category Home.
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Running Over The Dog With Your Car Report Abuse
A car can crush a dog to bits easily, so be careful when driving a car near your dog.
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Antifreeze Report Abuse
Dogs are attracted to puddles of antifreeze under cars because of its sweet aroma. By the time symptoms appear, it may be too late. Keep antifreeze contained.
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Leave your dog at home Report Abuse
If you're in a serious accident with your dog in the car, it has a slim chance of surviving.
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Keep your dog leashed, always Report Abuse
Many dogs have been run over in their own home driveway. Don't let your dog run loose.
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Be sure your dog and its leash are inside the car before you drive off. Report Abuse
If your dog's leash is caught under a wheel outside of the car, it will jerk the dog into a hard door's surface when you drive off. Dogs have gone into seizures and even been killed from this careless act.
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Never put your dog in the trunk. Report Abuse
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While a car is moving, dogs in the front seat can hit the dashboard and be crushed from a sudden stop. Report Abuse
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In the winter, your car can turn into a refrigerator -- leave your dog at home when running errands. Report Abuse
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A dog riding in the back of a pick up truck, unrestrained, could jump out to its death. Report Abuse
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Some people leave their dog in the car with the air conditioning running.... Report Abuse
Only to return and find that the dog inadvertently turned the key and shut the engine off...baking in the summer heat. Leave your dogs at home when running errands.
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Don't let your dog crawl under the seat, it may become caught and unable to escape. Report Abuse
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Don't smoke inside the car if your dog is with you. Report Abuse
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Be pro-active Report Abuse
Have your dog in a seat belt when riding inside the car.
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Gasoline is poisonous. Report Abuse
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Brake fluid and carburetor cleaner is lethal to dogs. Report Abuse
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Never leave your dog inside the car in the summer heat. Report Abuse
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Riding in the open, or with heads stickout out of a car window, leaves them vulnerable to injury from flying foreign objects. Report Abuse
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The bed of a truck can get as hot as the rest of the car in summer months, which can burn the pads of your pet. Report Abuse
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A leashed dog inside an open bed of a truck, or even inside a car with a window open, can strangle to death if they jump out. Report Abuse
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Dogs riding in the rear bed of a pickup truck covered by a tarp or rigid plastic cap can cause death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Report Abuse
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A dog can turn into a flying missle if the car stops abruptly. Report Abuse
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