Pomeranian Safety Tips, What every Pomeranian owner should know.
Pomeranian Dog Health
Safety Tips Written by Mary Rosenbaum
There are several things that should be avoided when you have pets including:
- The Easter lily, azalea, amaryllis, and other plants that are toxic and even potentially
lethal to dogs and cats like Lily-of-the-valley which can also cause heart issues
in both dogs and cats.
- Chocolate is also toxic and can even be deadly for your pets, so make sure that
all chocolate products are kept out of reach. Don’t leave any candy where your pets
can reach it.
- Spring time is also the time of year for Foxtail and grass awns. These plants can
lodge in the skin, ears, eyes and nose of unfortunate pets; some requiring surgical
removal. Take care that your pet is protected and not allowed access to areas where
these plants grow.
- Fertilizers, antifreeze and pesticides can be very harmful and even deadly to pets,
so be sure to keep these products safely away from pets. Try to keep dogs from ingesting
a lot of grass especially if there is a chance that any chemicals were applied to
or have blown onto the grass. Make sure all pets are kept away from and not allowed
to walk on or near fertilized yards.
- Be sure to read all product labels carefully on all flea and tick medications as
the misuse of such products can lead to acute toxicity. These products can cause
death if improperly applied and NEVER use a dog product on your cat, or vice versa.
- Dogs can have severe allergic reactions to insect bites. If you notice your dog
becoming acutely swollen around the muzzle, or developing hives, it is best to get
him/her treated by a veterinarian as soon as possible. If left untreated, the inflammatory
response can cause severe illness and respiratory distress.
- Bite wounds are one of the season’s most common emergencies. Make sure your pet’s
Rabies vaccination is up-to-date in case of such an encounter.
- Never leave your dog out in the sun too long. Dogs can get sunburned, just like
people. Use sun cream to prevent sunburn on pink skin. Provide lots of shade for
your pet, and always provide plenty of cool, clean water to prevent dehydration.
Never leave your pet in a car with windows closed.
- Pets traveling in pickup trucks should ride in the cab or in a secured crate in
the bed of the truck, not in the truck’s open bed. If your dog rides in the back
of the truck and you stop suddenly, swerve, or are hit by another car, the pet could
easily be thrown from the truck and in the path of traffic. There is always the
possibility that if a pet sees another animal he/she is likely to jump out and chase
which could put them in front of oncoming traffic. This can also be a problem if
a window is left too far down allowing your pet to escape.
- Maintain a moderate temperature in your house and leave cool water for your pets;
another trick is to leave ice cubes in the water bowl.
- Avoid leaving windows and doors open; a determined dog can easily tear through a
screen. If you do leave windows open for ventilation, have strong screens in place
to prevent escapes and falls.
- Keep pets away from mouse, ant, and roach bait or traps.
- Medications for people, prescription and non prescription drugs can be lethal to
small dogs. Medications should be kept in a locked cabinet or at least at a level
that is too high for them to reach.
- Be aware of hidden household hazards, Power cords being one of them.
They can cause electrical burns, strangulation and electric shock hazard by puppies that like to chew on them.