Monday, July 15, 2013

Gators Toys for Dogs: A Safer Alternative

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
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Let's Give Away Gator Toys 
I'll admit it took a little doing, but I've convinced Tanner that we can share these 4 gator toys in honor of educating the dog owning public about gator safety for their dogs. Is your Fido in? Great!

You can win one of these cute gator toys for your pup to help you remember the gator safety rules. You'll find them here. You're going to need to visit this link and read my tips in order to use some of the entry options in the Rafflecopter. Enjoy the journey and good luck!

Oh, and don't forget that the Rafflecopter is rather like a gator. It likes to lay beneath the surface and hide until you come around. To bring it out, you may need to click on the post title to refresh. 

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These gator toys were purchased by me to use as an encouragement for you to read up on gator safety for your Fido. Enjoy!
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15 comments:



Danielle Murgia said...

I am all for the one about restraining your dog in advance. I use this with my Sissy even when we are home. She will go after snakes or cats that can beat her up (she's only 20 lbs).



GizmoGeodog said...

Here in Florida we have to remember that every body of fresh water probably has a gator in it. My dad's even found them in the swimming pool at his development. Breeding season is May through September and that's the time to avoid them at all costs.



garthriley said...

We're with Gizmo and we just don't go near fresh water when in Florida (or Georgia or South Carolina). Momma says it's important to research possible local dangers like gators when traveling with a dog.

Garth



Patricia O. said...

Thank goodness we don't have gators here on my side of Canada! We just have to worry about bears and coyotes and killer whales haha.

One tip I actually do know about alligators is that if one of them charges you, run in a straight line away from it.. Their short legs are strong but they don't like to work too hard for their meal! So if you run away, they'll realize that there's too much work involved and stop coming after you.



Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

@Patricia O: Quite the opposite from what I have read. Since Gators have long bodies, they cannot turn on a dime as we are able to. Therefore, I've read that we are better off to run zig zag! Go figure.



Schooner and Skipper said...

CALL FOR HELP!! Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission if you spot one in Florida.



TiffNBella said...

You would think this is common sense, but don't feed the alligators!! Then they'll actively seek people out to receive a meal... And stay away from Gators of any size-I wouldn't take on a baby one or one over 6 feet.

I read that it's better to run straight away instead of in a zig zag, and the reason why here makes sense: http://www.crocodopolis.net/lwa_safety.htm



Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

@TiffNBella: Sure enough; that's what crocodopolis.net says. Now I have to wonder which way is actually better?



emilygood said...

check the water before you go swimming



Schooner and Skipper said...

You can't trust a gator! Keep you dog safe!



Sherry Butcher said...

I was surprised at the info in the gator safety rules, I've never lived in a state that had Gators. I live in NM and we have other animals to watch for like lizards that my dog Blackie love to chase. I hope he never eats one because they make dogs and cats sick, sometimes causing death. I've learned to look up safety info before traveling to new places form this. Thanks!



Jennifer P - Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter said...

Avoid waterfront dog walks from late afternoon through mid-morning.



Kate Volz said...

Luckily, no gators (that I know of!) in Upstate NY.
But I would say, walk your dog on-leash. To me, it's not worth the "freedom". No matter how excellent your recall, the dog can get itself into danger- coming across a gator, for example- before you realize the danger is even there and have time to recall your dog. Walk on a leash, stay away from water (even water you wouldn't normally think a gator would be in, as from what I understand they can find themselves in unusual places).



Helga said...

We moved to the southeast so I am glad to heave read your article. I did not consider this potential danger to my dogs! I would say keep them on a leash near rivers for sure.



Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks! Blackie will Love this gator and play with it after he shows every dog that goes by his new toy.

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