Can i use an inflatable kiddie pool for my dog?

Asked By: Karianne Wintheiser
Date created: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 12:14 AM
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Unfortunately, it turns out that most traditional, inflatable kiddie pools don't work for dogs. Their nails (even if they're not all that sharp) can cut through the material pretty easily… These dog-specific pools are usually made of tough and durable material, like PVC rubber or sturdy plastic.
Answered By: Solon Macejkovic
Date created: Wed, Mar 10, 2021 2:17 AM
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Occasional drinks from a well-maintained pool are not harmful to most pets.

Dogs with heart disease, kidney disease, and those eating salt-restricted diets shouldn't drink from saltwater pools, though.

Even though chlorine is safe at normal levels, the pool should never be your pets' only source of water.

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While most pets won't develop a problem from the occasional small drink of pool water, large quantities of pool water may cause problems, including irritation or burns to the esophagus.

Additionally, if the dog or cat is allergic to the chemicals in the pool, a life-threatening reaction may occur.

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Although the chlorine levels in a normal swimming pool are safe for humans to swim in, and occasionally ingest, dogs may be more susceptible to effects of chlorine because their nose, eyes, and ears are more sensitive.

Many dogs are natural swimmers, so they do not need to be taught how to swim.

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Dear Swimming: Many dogs enjoy a plunge in the pool with their owners during the warm summer months.

Most "pool people" will tell you that chlorine is safe at the levels used in pools.

Humans swim in it and occasionally will ingest some water accidentally without great harm.

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Is It Dangerous for Dogs to Drink Pool Water? If your dog looks at your backyard pool as a giant water bowl, the normal chlorine levels should not cause any problems.

However, this is not always the case and you should discourage your pooch from poolside sipping, especially in pools that are not well maintained.

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Although the chlorine levels in a normal swimming pool are safe for humans to swim in, and occasionally ingest, dogs may be more susceptible to effects of chlorine because their nose, eyes, and ears are more sensitive.

Never throw a dog into a pool.

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With an inflatable dog cone, you can offer your pooch the same cozy comfort while she is recuperating.

You can inflate the dog cone a lot or a little depending on the width and length of your dog's neck and her sleeping patterns.

These collars make it easy for your dog to rest in total comfort while she is healing.

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