Seasons of fun can be fraught with hazards

By Connie Orcutt • Published: September 1st, 2015
Category: Animal Airwaves

Summer and fall are seasons for fun with our pets. But we need to be on the lookout for hidden hazards.

Dogs may look cute jumping on trampolines, but those cavorting canines can sustain fractures or serious lacerations. Even something as simple as shutting a door can injure a pet that’s not paying attention.

In the midst of all the summer and fall action, excited pets can also run off and get lost. So during the chaos, consider letting your pet spend some quiet time in an open guest room.

Finally, don’t overlook poisons. Gardens can be ghastly for pets: lilies are poisonous to cats, while yew and rhododendron are toxic to all our furry friends. Fertilizer, rodent bait, citronella and insect repellants are other everyday toxins.

So enjoy the seasonal fun with your pet, but always keep safety in your sights.