A Florida man is speaking out after the tragic loss of his dog O.G. Just the day before, they had spent hours at the beach. The following day his “best friend was dying of saltwater poisoning.” says the report from WDSU News
When it’s hot out we often hit the beaches, pools, and lakes, anything to cool off.
And as dogs are family , they often go too.
Most of us know all about water safety and taking precautions. And as we remember to keep hydrated, so does your pet.
Always keep fresh drinking water available while they play. Offering it at times to persuade them from drinking the salt water.
Salt water can cause damage to organs. Along with serious illness, such as vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea, coma, and even death.
Without a doubt salt water is deadly.
This includes salt water pools. While salt water pools may not contain as much salt, it still has enough to cause damage. Especially to pets with existing liver or kidney problems.
Drinking from a well maintained chlorine pool is harmless, although in large consumption may cause upset stomach. It should never be a main source of water.
Rivers streams or lakes can carry bacteria and parasites which after ingesting, could then cause giardia
When planning outdoor activities always take precautions.
Check with your veterinarian ahead of time for safety, prevention, and concerns.
Remember keep you and your pet hydrated with fresh water during these hot summer months.
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