Dog parks can be a lot of fun especially if there is a local one where you and your dog can socialize with other pet parents and their furry friends. Playing at a dog park can also be a good way for your dog to get some much-needed exercise and fresh air. But dog park safety is something no pet parent should overlook.
Why It’s Important
A trip to the dog park is similar to bringing kids to the playground. You need to watch your dog at all times to make sure your dog is safe and playing well with others.
Don't get distracted by friends at the park! And, remember: The dynamics among dogs can change quickly.
While a trip to the dog park should be enjoyable for everyone, a little preparation and a watchful eye will help to avoid a costly vet visit for an emergency. Here are a couple things to consider before heading into the dog park:
Answering questions like these up front can help you evaluate if a particular dog park is right for your dog.
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Visit our Care Corner web page for more tips on how to safely navigate a trip to the dog park.
What You Can Do To Help
Keeping your pet safe and healthy is important and can reduce emergency vet visits, which can be costly. Phinney’s believes in keeping people and their beloved pets together. We do this by extending a helping hand to pet parents in need when these emergency vet visits become too costly for some to afford. Ways you can help include donating to Phinney’s or volunteering. And, anyone in need of help in caring for their pets can visit our Get Help page for more information.