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With plenty of sunny days ahead of us, it always feels good to go outside and enjoy the nice weather. Our pets aren't much different than we are, and many prefer to be outside in a yard — enjoying the sun, rain, and wind. In fact, many pets prefer the wild outdoor weather more than their comfy climate-controlled houses. Dogs that require lots of exercise and mental stimulation show fewer signs of anxiety and boredom when they have a yard to explore. Even senior dogs that don't get the puppy-induced “zoomies” benefit from having open outdoor space.
But your backyard also brings dangers. Pests, chemicals, toxins, and other wild animals can turn that sunshine-filled day into a disaster. Here’s how you can keep your dog safe in your backyard.
Letting your dog spend time in the backyard should be done responsibly. Here are a few factors to consider, especially when it comes to keeping your dog safe in the backyard.
Doing a careful inspection of your yard can go a long way to keeping your dog happy and healthy. Here are some things to look out for when it comes to yard hazards.
Unfortunately, inanimate objects aren't the only things that pose a threat to your dog. Other living critters carry diseases, and some are an immediate threat to your pup. Here are a few critters to keep your eye out for:
As a dog lover, you have an obligation to provide a safe space for your best four-legged friend. Here are some ways to keep your dog safe in your backyard.
Not only are they necessary for survival, but food, shelter, clean water, and activities are essential. They keep your dog safe, happy, and healthy
Dogs are social creatures and require their "pack" almost as much as anything else that is essential to survival. When you are outside, spend time with your dog! This is a great way to get you both some exercise, vitamin D from the sun, and feel-good endorphins moving throughout your body. Plus, it's a lot of fun! By keeping your dog company outside, you also get to supervise what they are doing, and this will help keep them safe from a lot of the hazards mentioned above.
Whether it is summer, fall, winter, or spring, your dog will appreciate the time it gets to spend outdoors. Plus, it’s great exercise for you! Yes, there are a variety of things to “watch out for” in your backyard. But with a little attention, the right bedding, and a few familiar toys, you can happily keep your dog safe in your backyard. Remember, you may need to grab some shampoo and give your dog a quick bath (here’s how!) after outings. Keeping your dog clean helps keep your dog safe.
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