Many urban dog-owners swear by their local dog parks. For canine companions who live in apartments or don’t have access to a yard, the opportunity to gallop around, roll in dirt, and have "play dates" with other dogs at the dog run is really important.
But dangers can lurk in the grass. We’ve all heard (or made) the jokes about day-cares for human children doubling as petri dishes for every cough and cold in town – but the same can go for the dog park. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take Rex for an afternoon of happy digging and fetching, but you CAN be aware and prepared.
Six things that could endanger your dog at the dog park: