How to keep your dog safe from wild animals
Dogs can be in danger and not even know it. Especially if you live in places close to the woods or forest. Truthfully, the city is even dangerous. There are dangers all around us, and what I mean by dangers are wild animals. If you have a pooch, make sure you are aware of your surroundings and what wild animals lurk in your neighborhood. Not only can a wild animal be dangerous, but it can be deadly to your pooch. So here are some ways how to keep your dog safe from wild animals.
Keep your dog vaccinated
This can give you peace of mind. Just in case your pooch gets loose, wonders off, or possibly makes contact with some wild animals. Your dog has a high possibly of being infected by so many diseases. Make sure your pooch gets to a vet to get vaccines that protect against threats that are in your area. An example is if you live in a wooded area where ticks are present. The vet may offer a vaccine to prevent against Lyme disease.
No food outside
Many wild animals are drawn to food and uncovered trash outdoors. This may be a threat since wild animals have an amazing sense of smell. So you might have unenvited friends such as coyotes, opossums, skunks, and raccoons. They all are a big threat to your pooch. Make sure you check that there is nothing around your home that could attract wild animals.
Keep your dog leashed
Leashes not only protect your pooch from getting distracted and taking off, but can protect your pooch from the wild animals that are lurking around you. Dogs can get distracted by wild animals and take off and hurt themselves. Your dog can stick there nose in a hole and get bit by a snake. Anything can happen, so keep your pooch secure on a leash.
Always watch your dog
Dangers are always a possibility, and it only takes a second for something to happen. For example, a raccoon could attack your pooch, or a hawk could sweep down and attack your pooch. If your pooch is on a lead make sure you watch them because there chances are low defending themselves or running away.
Make sure your dog has an ID tag.
Make sure your dog has an ID tag that has his/her name, phone number, and address. This will help your pooch to be returned to you if it ever got loose.
First aid kit
Just incase something would happen, make sure it includes Non- latex gloves, tweezers, saline solution, vet records, and gauze.
Device to scare wild animals
Scarecrows and timer activated or motion activated devices. Prevention is always important to keep your pooch safe from wild predators. So adding some frightening devices around your home or where your animals go is a good idea. A combination of lights and sound will scare off predators and will not harm the wild animals.
What you need to know to handle likely situations is what wild animals are in your area. Ask around, talk with your neighbors about wild animals they have seen around the area. In case you actually come into contact with that animal, then you will alrady know how to deal with the animal and situation. For example, if you are taking a walk and meet up with a bear, you need to know what to do to keep the situation calm, and not a vicous attack that could end up you or your pooch in a fatal situation. Talk to you vet and the authorities if you are ever involved in a wild encounter.
Remember to always supervise your pooch. There are many dangers if you were to come into contact with a wild animal that could get your dog hurt, sick, or even turn fatal. Always remember an attack can take place in a second, so make sure your pooch is safe and able to defend themselves, or run if they need to.
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