Summit Tip – Spring Time Hazards

By Brenda Crispin…

Hi Everyone,

Believe it or not spring is coming.  Here in Washington we do not have to wait for spring to experience rain and rain puddles everywhere we go.  I received this article and thought is was very informative.  We have had several cases with dogs repeatedly contract giardia and some other parasites and we couldn’t figure out why.  I do not know if puddles are the exact reason but it could be a factor.  Read the article linked below about the dangers of water puddles to your dogs. (copy and paste into your browser, if you cannot click on it directly)

A couple guidelines:

1).  If you have been out with your dog and you have walked through puddles I recommend wiping their feet when you get home. I keep a towel by the door and try to dry off their feet to save my floors but now I know it could help keep them healthier as well.

2).  Never let them drink out of the puddles. They can contain antifreeze, oil and so much more.  Keep a bottle of fresh water in your car and a portable bowl.

More Spring Hazards:

This article gives additional spring time hazards you should be aware of.

I’m sure we are all excited about feeling the warmth of the sun and less rain. Let’s all make this a healthy and happy spring.

Thank you all,

Brenda Crispin
Foster Home Coordinator
Summit Assistance Dogs