Keeping your dog safe around the pool

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Your dog needs you to help keep him safe, as he isn’t always sure what behaviors will get him into trouble. How can you keep your dog safe near the pool this summer?

Your pet will likely be curious about the water, so it’s important that he learns how to swim. This will help him get out of a sticky situation should he hop into the water. Teach him about the pool itself as well, like where the stairs are so he can get in and out safely. Always supervise your pet when near water, as even the best swimmers could need a helping hand from time to time. Also, make a point to rinse him off after a swim so the chlorine and any other chemicals won’t dry out his skin. For more information, please contact your local Portland, OR vet.

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