Melting snow can put you and your dog at risk of electrical shock
As snow melts the water it produces can leave areas of sidewalk vulnerable to what is known as contact voltage.
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How can I keep my dog and myself safe?
Make sure to keep an eye out when you’re out walking your dog. Avoid any water you see coming in contact with things such as manhole covers, streetlight poles, traffic signals, or anything with running electricity. Another option to help protect your dog is to get them some boots to wear! The AKC has an article about the top 6 boots for dogs. Getting boots also had the advantage that it will protect your dog’s feet from ice melt, a topic we discussed in this blog post.
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