I remember working in the corporate world and noticing that I had more pictures of my dogs on my desk than other people had of their children or grandchildren. So I wouldn’t be surprised if some people thought of me as the crazy dog lady. I don’t have kids so my dogs are my family (for years, it was just Sephi and I). And as such, I take care of them as well as, and sometimes better than, I take care of myself. Here are some photos to prove it:
We all eat healthy. Maya & Pierson get a good quality dog food in measured portions.
I feed my dogs twice a day so that they don’t eat a large amount at one time. Eating too much at once can cause bloat, which can be deadly for dogs, especially big dogs. One thing I would like to try is a slow pet feeder dog bowl.
I decided to stop using retractable leads since it made Maya’s walking habits worse and because I heard a horrible story about a dog getting struck by a car because he tried to run across the street after another dog. The owner did not lock the retractable lead quickly enough. 😦
Pierson has a rabies tag, the Home Again tag with his microchip number, and his id tag with my phone number.
I make sure the fenced yard is kept repaired and any dug holes are filled up.
Dougie wears a dog life jacket when he is out on the water. Dougie is not my dog. Maya has one, but I don’t have a picture of her wearing it. Pierson has yet to go swimming so he doesn’t have one yet.
I keep these in my car along with pet identification cards with vet info, a blanket, water, and extra leashes.
This sign goes on my car window whenever my dogs ride with me in the car. It has their photo and emergency contact information.
Dog toys that I know my dogs will chew to pieces are kept picked up and can only be played with under supervision.
After I heard about a dog running with a stick in his mouth and the stick getting jammed into the back of his throat, I try really hard not to let Maya play with sticks.
The first thing I do after a snow is shovel and de-ice the steps. These steps are the only way my dogs can get to the fenced yard and I don’t want them to slip. Warm water is used when they get inside to remove the salt.
How do you practice pet safety? Am I missing anything important?
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