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Dogs and the Outdoors - 20 Dangers

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Dogs love to be outside, most dogs anyway. Keep your dog safe in its environment...it is your responsibility.

Rated 1 point - posted 10 years ago by dspsfarm in category Other.
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Fleas Report Abuse
Protect your dog from fleas. Flea allergy dermatitis and other problems can make a dog miserable. And if fleas get into your house, then you've got a bigger problem. Ask your veterinarian for appropriate flea control prevention.
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Wild animals present rabies problems. Be sure your dog is vaccinated. Report Abuse
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Non-fatal but painful hazards include foxtails, cacti, thistles and sand spurs. Report Abuse
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Poisonous insects and snakes are a danger to dogs Report Abuse
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Thunder Report Abuse
Dogs that are afraid of thunder can hurt themselves in an effort to avoid it. Sometimes tranquilizers are used. Or you can de-sensitive your dog from loud noises with audio tapes and a training program.
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Ticks Report Abuse
Use a tick collar with the active ingredient Amatraz. Vaccinate your dog for lyme disease, starting when he's young.
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A safety collar automatically releases to prevent strangulation if a dog collar accidentally catches on a fence, branch, or whatever Report Abuse
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Your dog should wear a floatation in the water Report Abuse
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Protect your dog's eyes from the sun; customized uv-protective sunglasses that stay on most dogs are available. Report Abuse
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Don't let your dog chase cars Report Abuse
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It's advisable to use a floating boat rope as a long lead when taking your dog to the ocean; it could save his life it caught in a rip tide, giving you something to reel him in with. Report Abuse
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Fishhooks can become embedded in a dog's body, especially if a fisherman leaves old bait on his line, which can attract a dog. Report Abuse
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Beware what you use to kill weeds...it may also be poisonous to your dog Report Abuse
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Rodent killer is poisonous to dogs Report Abuse
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Keep your dog away from trash Report Abuse
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Pick up the poop Report Abuse
Many dogs have been injured from people annoyed with owners who don't pick up after their dogs. Be respectful of private property, always have your dog leashed and pick up the poop.
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Barking Report Abuse
Don't be a nuisance to your neighbors and leave your dog outside for hours if barking is a problem.
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Has your dog ever been sprayed by a skunk? It's something you'd like to avoid! Report Abuse
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Porcupine quills can end up in your dog's nose or mouth and be excruciatingly painful. Report Abuse
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Pesticides are poisonous to dogs Report Abuse
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