The Safe Dog Handbook: A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out

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A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out

We know their favorite spots to scratch. We know which funny noises make them cock their heads. But, do we know how to keep our dogs safe? The truth is, we often do not consider what hazards lurk in our home and garden until an incident occurs. Each year, thousands of dogs and puppies are seriously hurt and even killed by a host of easily preventable accidents. The Safe Dog Handbook teaches you how to ensure a safe home and outdoor experience for your dogs. Full of practical information about everything from poisonous everyday foodstuffs and ornamental plants to choking hazards, this book is an essential guide for any dog owner.

Seemingly innocent everyday items and routines can cause serious accidents. A few chewed leaves from an azalea bush can poison a small dog. A chew-happy puppy is not likely to differentiate between a rope toy and a lamp cord. However, prevention and preparedness are easily achieved through the information in The Safe Dog Handbook—without becoming a “safety freak.” Thorough understanding of canine hazards will breed comfort and reassurance and assuage fear.
The Safe Dog Handbook provides vital, easily accessible information that any caring dog owner should have.

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Melanie Monteiro began her journey into the world of canine safety in 2002, after adopting the world\u2019s most thrill-seeking, accident-prone Labrador puppy, Taiga. Since then, she\u2019s become a certified pet first aid instructor and canine safety lecturer to countless dog parents, canine professionals and humane organizations. A dedicated dog lover, Melanie has been a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a grooming crewmember for SPCA-LA, and volunteer for several other L.A. area rescue organizations. In her quest to help dogs lead safe, healthy lives, she has trained with the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, The American Red Cross and the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, where she earned a certificate in canine nutrition. In her past life, Melanie was an award-winning advertising writer in Los Angeles. During her twenty-year career, she created campaigns for many national brands including PetSmart and Pedigree, which provided the foundation for her unique insight into the concerns of pet owners. An L.A. native, Melanie currently lives in Sisters, Oregon, with her husband Mark, the infamous Labrador Taiga, and a constantly revolving guest roster of dogs.

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