No matter what size dog you have, it is important to protect them from wild animals. Being safe around wild animals can help prevent avoidable and unnecessary Vet visits. This article will cover some tips for protecting your dog from wild animals.
Protecting Your Dog With a Leash
Leashes aren’t just for preventing your pup from running away on a walk. Leashes can also help you pull your dog away from threats. Your dog should be on a leash any time they are outside, even in your backyard. A leash can help you pull a dog out of a confrontation with a raccoon or other wild animal.
Up to Date Vaccinations
Your veterinarian can help you determine what shots your dog needs to stay safe. Some need to be updated regularly, while others are administered during the puppy stage. However, if your dog missed out on these shots, it is important to get them done. Common shots for dogs include Canine Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella Bronchiseptica, Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parainfluenza, Lyme Disease, and more.
Protecting Your Dog With Proper Supervision
Never leave your dog unattended outside. If you have to go indoors while your dog is in your backyard, bring them in. Supervising your dog’s outdoor time allows you to pull them away from potentially harmful scenarios, such as encounters with wild animals.
If Your Dog Fights A Wild Animal
If your dog has a physical encounter with a wild animal, you should take them to the vet as soon as possible. Wash any wounds with warm water and mild soap. Your vet will take care of any wounds your dog may have sustained, and provide treatments in the event that they may have contracted any diseases from the wild animal.
Please note: We do not provide removal services for wild/stray dogs or cats.