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Poolside Safety for Pets: Essential Tips & Expert Insights

June 14, 2024

Pool Patrol and Dr. Jennifer Watt of Fairfield Animal Hospital are on a mission to educate pet owners about pool safety for their pets.

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As temperatures rise and more families spend time by the pool, what are the most common risks pets face around residential pools, and how can pet owners mitigate these dangers?


Keeping your pets safe around the pool is crucial for a fun and worry-free summer. The article from Vita Magazine highlights several essential tips to ensure your pets' safety. First, always supervise your pets near the pool to prevent accidents. Install a pet-friendly pool ramp or steps, making it easy for them to enter and exit the water safely. Train your pets to swim, and consider investing in a pet life jacket for added safety. Regularly clean the pool to prevent harmful chemicals and bacteria from affecting your pets. Lastly, create a shaded area and provide fresh water to keep your pets cool and hydrated. Following these expert insights will help ensure a safe and enjoyable poolside experience for your furry friends.

Get the full story from VITA magazine here.

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