Gallery: 6 Must-Know Too-Common Summer Dangers for Dogs
Dogs are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant. Be alert for drips from cars and consider switching to an animal-friendly coolant for your own car. (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
Your neighbor might not like the bugs around his patio, but the same insecticides he uses to keep away bugs, could also be dangerous to your dog. Stay away from areas that have been recently sprayed. (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
How does your garden grow? If it’s with fertilizers, be careful! Some fertilizers can cause vomiting and diarrhea while others are downright lethal. Keep your dog away from freshly fertilized soil and make sure you know exactly what you’re using in your own garden! (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
Just one mosquito bite could infect your dog with deadly heartworm. Talk to your veterinarian about the right heartworm prevention medicine for your dog. Some even protect against other parasites! Not sure about the dangers of heartworm? Check out our article about why to prevent heartworm for more information. (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
They may make lawns look great, but can hurt your dog. Consider skipping these products on your own lawn, and avoid letting your dog play on lawns where the treatment hasn’t dried. (Photo credit: Thinkstock)
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