WHAT ABOUT POOLS & PETS?
Swimming Pools and Pets
Swimming Pool excavation is a messy, dirty, muddy process. It’s important to fence off a part of your yard for your pet’s access during the build process. Home Depot or Lowe’s have many fencing options. If you are unable to set this up, we can refer you to someone that can help for a fee. Cost will depend on how large and elaborate it will be.
Other Pool Safety Risks for Pets
When it comes to swimming, the biggest health risk for any pet is drowning. Although people mistakenly assume a dog’s instinctive paddling behavior means all dogs are water-safe. On the contrary dogs can panic, tire, and drown in any body of water, chlorinated or not. Not all dogs are good swimmers and some breeds like bulldogs, may even drown if left unsupervised around a pool. Here are five great tips to help prevent such a tragedy from happening to your dog ( click the photo above ). Owners should always supervise pets when swimming, which allows you to spot any minor problems before they become major ones, whether it’s a cough, exhaustion, or red eyes. With a little monitoring and attention to your pet’s behavior, there’s no reason you can’t all enjoy a nice summer dip.
What Are the Risks of My Pet’s Exposure to Chlorinated Pool Water?
Drinking chlorinated water may cause minor GI irritation, but it should not cause serious issues for pets. Pets love to gulp water as they paddle, discouraged this behavior. Fortunately, most symptoms related to chlorine are minor. Pets who swim for long periods in chlorinated pool water may exhibit some signs of sensitivity, such as red eyes or itchy skin. Pools with high levels of chlorine may cause irritation to the airways due to the release of chlorine gas, particularly in poorly ventilated areas.