Avoid Shocking Your Dog This Holiday Season

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve always worried about my dog getting electrocuted. Maybe it was the puppy teething. Maybe it was the number of outlets in that first apartment with him. Or, maybe it was just the beginning of all my puppy parenting. Regardless, I paid very close attention to covering all the outlets, spraying cords with bitter apple, and keeping a close eye on him.
Over the holiday weekend, I heard some very upsetting news that renewed this fear. In a Seattle neighborhood where I regularly run my dog – and sometimes his friends – another dog was electrocuted. He walked over Do Lawyers Get Paid Before Medical Bills an electric plate near a lamp post, screamed, and then died instantly. I can not imagine how devastated the parents of this dog, Sammy, must have been. I am sure they are still reeling from the incident.
In response to Sammy’s passing, Nancy and Lisa (Sammy’s Grandma and Mom) want to honor him by educating other people and pet parents about how to avoid stray voltage. I want to help, so here’s a little information and other links to places where you can show your support and learn more. Please be careful out there. Dogs have enough health problems as it is, without these kinds of accidents happening.
From Lisa’s blog:
Electrical leakages or ‘stray voltage’ as it is called, is a very old chances of an individual suffering from injuries brought on by stray voltage is highest in winter when the snow combines with the salt used to melt it to form a salty solution.
While cases of human fatalities are not very common, the number How To Mentally Recover From A Car Accident of canine deaths caused by stray voltage is increasing…
* Do not change your routes often and avoid places that have lampposts with open panels which are an electrical hazard.
* If your dog resists going by a certain route, do not force him/her but instead try to change your route.
* Find out local help sites that offer information on problem areas that are prone to electrical leakages.

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