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Some of the dangers from the retractable cord include rope burns if rapidly extended while touching it, wrapping the cord around you and/or your pet, and the cord breaking. Dogs approaching other dogs without permission and the dog running with the owner being pulled, and possibly injured, at the other end are other dangers, warns Dr. Alan Holter, WVMA member and veterinarian at Dodgeville Veterinary Service.

The WVMA recommends using a standard length leash for all dogs to help ensure the safety of you, your dog and others. However, if you are planning on using a retractable leash, take precautions to help ensure a safe and enjoyable excursion.

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Before your dog's first day of daycare, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) wants you to consider which daycare would be best for your pets and what research you should do beforehand.

"Daycare is a wonderful experience for many dogs. Pets that enjoy the company of other dogs and people are usually eager to attend," says Dr. Brenda Johansen, WVMA member and the owner of Harmony Pet Care in Waukesha, which offers veterinary medical care, daycare and boarding.

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As Steve Erickson, DVM of All Pets Veterinary Clinic in Middleton and Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) member, points out, there are some situations you might not think of - and some you should keep in mind -- this time of year.

"Very often it's the kids in the household - not the adults - who leave chocolate accessible to dogs," said Dr. Erickson. "And that's especially true around Halloween, when those trick-or-treat bags land on the floors of the kids' bedrooms."

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