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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (part 6/15)
Posted April 26, 2018 by Https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/6/

6. Your grill or fire pit

“You wouldn’t fire up the grill or start a bonfire in the backyard if you weren’t confident any small children in the vicinity would stay at a safe distance. So you should also proceed cautiously if you have a dog in your backyard. A grill with burgers or hot dogs on it will probably smell pretty tempting to your dog. So you’ll need to keep a close eye to protect him from getting burned. The same goes for a fire pit. Plus, Scientific American reports the particles in wood smoke can get in your eyes and respiratory system. You know the dangers. But your dog doesn’t. So make sure you look out for his safety the next time you have a fire in the backyard.”

SOURCE: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/6/

15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (Part 5/15)
Posted April 19, 2018 by Https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/5/

5. Sticks

“Dog owners might think it’s harmless for their animals to play fetch with sticks. But that assumption couldn’t get further from the truth. The BBC reports that according to veterinarians, playing with sticks can cause all kinds of injuries. Your dog can get a splinter in his tongue. And in the worst-case scenario, a stick could pierce your dog’s tongue, or a piece of the stick could injure a vital organ if he swallows it. A dog can even impale himself on a particularly sharp stick. Sure, dog toys can get expensive. But they’re a much safer alternative to sticks when you want to play with your dog.”

15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (part 4/15)
Posted April 13, 2018 by Https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/4/

4. Your Pool

“Your dog isn’t automatically safe if you have a pool, not a pond. PetMD reports the small amount of chlorine in your pool likely won’t poison your dog. (Of course, you should make sure all pool chemicals, including chlorine tablets, are securely stored.) Drinking chlorinated water might cause some irritation. But the consequences typically aren’t severe. The biggest health risk associated with pools? Drowning. Not all dogs are good swimmers. You should always supervise your dog. And never assume just because a dog instinctively knows to paddle, that keeps him safe from drowning.” SOURCE: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/4/

15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (Part 3/15)
Posted April 05, 2018 by Https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/3/

3. Your pond or lake

“Do you live on a lake or have a small pond in your backyard? The views are probably great. But the algae that might live in the lake or pond water can pose serious dangers to your dog. Pet Poison Helpline reports that blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, produce toxins that affect both dogs and humans who swim in or drink from contaminated water. You can find this algae in freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds. Blue-green algae grow and form “blooms” that give the water a blue-green appearance (hence, its name). Even small exposures can result in fatal poisoning. If you suspect a body of water might be contaminated, the only safe course of action is to keep your dog away from it.” SOURCE: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/3/