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Be aware of the risk of suffocation

We do our best to make our homes safe for our dogs, but the risk of suffocation is not something we think of - puppies are especially at risk due their insatiable curiosity, older dogs can get themselves in trouble too.

Remember to rip/cut open food bags or cut the bottom off before throwing them away.

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This is something I never heard of until about a year ago when a golden on this forum ( Cookie ) passed away by getting his head stuck in a potato chip bag. Just last week, on the FB page for dogs that have suffocated, one had died getting his head stuck in a Cheez Itz box.

I just spent this morning going through a "snack cabinet" and threw away about a dozen boxes that just had a couple crackers in it, or pieces of cereal, breaking down the boxes because I knew my kids would not eat what was left, and if the cabinet door was left open, a dog might walk away with one.

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Recently a friend of mine told me about her friends dog who suffocated when it's head got stuck in a Tupperware container. They weren't home when it happened, and they discovered their dog had died with the Tupperware affixed to the dogs muzzle. They think some water was at the bottom of the container. Truly a sad and horrifying story.
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This is a great reminder. Our trash can is never left out and is under the sink. Cardboard boxes are broken down and taken out to the recycle tub. But you don't think about a bag of chips or a box of crackers sitting on the counter that just haven't been put back in the pantry. Chloe isn't a counter surfer but it's a good reminder to make sure nothing with food or snacks in it is left on the counter. Especially if you have to leave.

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Oh my gosh! I never knew this . Thank you Charliethree for posting this. I will definitely have a talk with my family about this so we all can be more careful.
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