Losing your dog is probably one of the worst nightmares for a pet parent. Many people consider their dog as part of the family, and if that family member is lost it can be very scary. Save you and your family some anxiety and follow these 10 tips to make sure you never lose your dog. Here is Tip #10
10. Inside Safety
It is perfectly healthy and normal to let your dog go in the yard for outside time, to use the bathroom, and to play, but when you are not home, they should be indoors. It’s important to make sure you keep your dog inside when you’re not home so your dog doesn’t get loose by mistake. A common problem is people thinking dogs are strays when really they’ve just escaped from their house and can’t get back inside because no one is home. Also, if you have small dogs be extra aware, especially at night, because of predators like coyotes, hawks, and mountain lions. Lastly, don’t leave dogs outside alone while you are sleeping. When it’s time for bed, everyone should come inside.
Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600 or visit our website at: www.greshamanimalhospital.com/