If you have ever had a puppy, chances are that you know how frustrating it can be to find your most prized possessions destroyed at the hand of their vicious little jaws. Puppies and adult dogs alike have a way of finding your most valued possessions—your most expensive shoes, your favorite jeans, that pillow for your bed you just loved. They seem to destroy the things that matter most, and electrical cords can be that last straw for some people.Many puppy owners have been guilty of losing their temper when they found a cord chewed by their four-legged friend, but the truth is that it is yourself that you should be angry with if you have ever encountered this problem. Just as you wouldn't leave electrical cords around children, you shouldn't be leaving them around dogs or other pets, either. The right chew could send an electric shock through your dog, which can cause shutdown of vital organs and eventual death. You don't want to have to deal with that and chances are that you want to keep your television as well, so keeping cords hidden or secured away from pets under any circumstance is usually the best idea. Your pet store probably sells plastic casing for cords to help keep your little guy safe, and there are other ways of stuffing and tucking that you can make use of as well.
Labels: Dog Health, Pet Health