Features April 2015 Issue

How to Prevent Injury to Your Exuberantly Active Dog

Does this look like a blast for the dogs? Or like an accident waiting to happen? One of the dogs could choke on that stick, or have it pierce his throat. They could blow an ACL, or be bitten by a snake. Owners have to weigh these risks and more.

How to Prevent Injury to Your Exuberantly Active Dog

Knowing your dog’s limits is the first step to keeping her safe.

If you’ve ever had little two-leggers in your life, you know that they are issued along with new lenses for the frames of your formerly rose-colored glasses; once you are responsible for a child’s very survival, every object in her environment is assessed through safety lenses for its ability to inflict harm, from the vertigo-inducing monkey bars at the playground to the toxic stew of cleaning products under your kitchen sink.

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