Yard Safety Tip

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There are several possible hazards in your yard that can cause injury or create problems for your dog. Some of the possible hazards include:

  • Sharp nails or wires on fencing

  • Loose fence boards or areas where pets can sneak out, around or under

  • Trash tossed or blown into the yard that may be chewed on or ingested

  • Improperly stored toxins such as rodenticide, slug bait, fertilizer or antifreeze

    For more tips on how to keep your home and garden safe, please read Tips for Dog Proofing Your Home.

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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.