Just like kids, pets must be supervised in or around a pool. Pets falling into pools can be fatal, as can swallowing pool chemicals. To help prevent accidents, consider installing a pool safety fence, getting a fitted life jacket, and having a pool cover that supports their weight.
8. Rivers and beaches
A day at the beach or river on a hot day can help your dog beat the heat. Just ensure they swim in cool, clean, moving water and avoid areas prone to toxic blue-green algae blooms.
9. Christmas food
Steer clear of feeding your pet leftovers like cooked bones (which can splinter and become a choking hazard) and fatty ham (which can cause pancreatitis). Also, avoid chocolate, garlic, macadamias, and anything containing grapes, sultanas, or raisins (like mince pies), which are toxic for pets.