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Take care of your dog: Tips for health and safety

Take precautions to keep your dog safe.

Take precautions to keep your dog safe. Photo Credit: Kidsday illustration / Amanda Pannullo

Is your dog your life? Well, mine is, and I love her to the moon and back.

Here are some universal precautions to take to help your dog stay healthy and safe:

  • Never give a dog chocolate, raisins, grapes, eucalyptus leaves, and much more. (You can get a full list online.)
  • Keep your dog on a leash when walking him/her, and use a harness.
  • Put a jacket on your dog when he/she is outside in winter, to keep him/her warm.
  • When taking your dog out for a walk in warm weather, make sure he/she stays hydrated.
  • Keep your dog in the shade.
  • Keep the dog away from electrical cords and string.

I hope these tips are helpful to you and your dog.

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