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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in Your Pool

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    Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in Your Pool

    • Obviously, youíll want to make sure your dog knows how to swim and also where and how to get out of the pool. Like kids and even adults, dogs can become tired or panicked and risk drowning.
    • Discourage your dog from drinking pool water, as the chlorine can cause GI irritation, and thereís also the potential for water intoxication. Pay particular attention to dogs who splash around with their mouths open or gulp water as they swim. Fortunately, GI symptoms from drinking chlorinated water are usually minor, but itís best not to tempt fate.
    • Always supervise your dog while heís in the pool. Heíll need reminders from you not to drink the water, and by keeping a close eye on him youíll know if his eyes are getting a little red, or heís coughing, or heís getting worn out.
    • Itís a good idea to keep swim sessions relatively short, since extended time in chlorinated water can cause eye and skin irritation in sensitive dogs. And if thereís a high level of chlorine in the pool, it can also irritate your petís airways.
    • After each swim session, rinse (or shampoo and rinse) your dog thoroughly to remove chlorine residue from her coat and skin. If she has long ears or is prone to ear infections, make sure to carefully towel dry her ears.
    • Be sure to store your chlorine supply in its original container in a location your dog canít access.

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    Are dogs born to know how to swim?

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    not all dogs, bulldogs can't swim because bulldogs are top heavy they sink
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    Can they swim with a lifejacket?

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    a lifejacket would probably keep them from drowning but they are not built for the water. Let them splash around in a kiddie pool and leave the swimming to a more athletic breed. By the way pigs can't swim either. Their back and forth motions with their front feet cuts their own throat
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    What a pity.

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    It's also a good idea to choose an area with an escape route for your dogs just in case anything goes wrong!

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