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5 Unexpected Rainy Day Dangers for Dogs!


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While rain can be a welcome relief from the heat, it can also pose unexpected dangers for our furry friends. In this article, we will explore five unexpected rainy day dangers for dogs. 😢


So if you are a dog owner, be sure to read on!


1. Slippery Surfaces 🚨


Rain can make surfaces slippery, which can increase the risk of your dog slipping and injuring themselves. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), dogs can also develop joint problems from slipping on wet surfaces repeatedly. To prevent slips and falls, consider laying down non-slip mats or carpets on slippery surfaces.


2. Poisonous Plants 🌱


Rain can cause certain plants to release toxins that can be harmful to dogs. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), some plants that can be particularly dangerous for dogs include lilies, azaleas, and ivy. To keep your dog safe, it is best to keep them away from any potentially poisonous plants.


3. Wet Fur


When dogs get wet, their fur can become matted and tangled, which can cause discomfort and skin irritation. Wet fur can also make dogs more susceptible to hypothermia, especially if they are outside for extended periods. To keep your dog dry, consider investing in a raincoat or towel-drying them after coming in from the rain.


4. Electrical Wires ⚡


Heavy rain can cause power lines to come down, which can pose a significant danger to dogs who are outside. According to the AKC, dogs who come into contact with live electrical wires can suffer from severe burns or even death. To keep your dog safe, it is best to keep them inside during heavy rain or thunderstorms.


5. Puddles 🌊


While it might seem harmless, standing water can contain dangerous bacteria and toxins, which can make your dog sick if ingested. According to the ASPCA, dogs who drink from puddles can contract bacterial infections such as leptospirosis. To keep your dog safe, it's best to prevent them from drinking from standing water.


In conclusion, rain can pose unexpected dangers for our furry friends, but by being aware of these potential dangers, we can take steps to keep our dogs safe and healthy, such as laying down non-slip mats and towel-drying your dog after coming in from the rain to prevent skin irritation and hypothermia!


A little bit of preparation can go a long way in keeping our furry friends happy! As the saying goes: better safe than sorry. 😉




Sources:

- American Kennel Club (AKC): "Rainy Day Safety Tips for Dogs"

- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): "Rainy Day Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats"



Thanks for reading this far! We hope that this list was helpful to all pawrents looking to keep their puppers safe so that they can live long, happy life~ You can save this article for future reference and share it with fellow doggo owners 🐕


If there are more that we should include or any updates, hit us up at our Instagram or email us at myforeverdoggo@gmail.com.

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