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14 July 2009

Pets vs. toddlers

Toddlers can hurt pets badly, and vice versa. So, it's up to parents to control this potentially destructive situation.

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Toddlers can hurt pets badly, and vice versa. So, it's up to parents to control this potentially destructive situation.

Take action:
Never leave pets alone with toddlers; if your baby is crawling, hold your dog in a sit/stay position; train your toddler to respect pets from an early age; teach your child not to disturb the pet while it's eating or playing with toys; children should also not insist on running after the pet when it's trying to avoid them; and remember that every pet has limits to its tolerance, even the kindest ones.

Read more: Pets a health plus

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