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    Protect your dog from drowning

    Protecting your dog from drowning

    Each year, approximately 40,000 pets die due to drowning and it's something that Dr. Michelle Mayers says can happen in a matter of seconds.
    Each year, approximately 40,000 pets die due to drowning and it's something that Dr. Michelle Mayers says can happen in a matter of seconds.
  • How to keep your dog from drowning

    How to keep your dog from drowning

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Pool safety is important for people, but it's certainly just as important for dogs.

At Pet Paradise Doggy Daycare, a huge bone-shaped pool is the hot spot for guests to hang out. But workers there are well versed in pool safety for pets.

"You always want to be in reach of your dog because if something were to happen such as exhaustion, they can pull a muscle. If you can't reach your dog then that's always going to be a problem," said Casey Cline with Pet Paradise.

Experts suggest buying a floatation vest for your dog which you can find online for about $20. Experts also say you should never let your dog drink pool water as the chlorine can make dogs sick. You should also never just expect a dog can swim or force a dog into the water.

Also, when they're done in the water, you'll want to hose them off to get their fur pool water free. And make sure you dry their ears out too, because dogs are prone to ear infections.

It's a very similar approach to keeping people safe. Some common sense advice works for pets too.

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