What is the Best Way to keep My Dog Safe this Winter?


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Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – I have a new dog (I've only been a dog owner for 3 months). Do you have any recommendations on how to keep my dog safe this winter?

Jayson D.


Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking for tips on how to keep your dog safe this winter. I do have some tips for you. I'll give you links to some very good articles:

Holiday plant Toxicities
Tips to Creating a Dog-Proof Tree
Winter Hazards for Dogs
10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Winter

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.