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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:18 PM
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swimming question

not that it really matters since I don't have a pool but just curious, is a swimming pool (with the chlorine / chemicals, etc) safe for a dog to swim in?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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I was told by our vet that as long as you rince them thoroughly, that it will be ok
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Old March 6th, 2008, 07:25 PM
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I know a few people who let their dogs swim with them in the pool - and the dogs have been fine. but you may want to think twice if it's a lined pool. dog nails can ruin a liner.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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Train the dog from day 1 to know how to get out, which in our case is the stairs at one end. As for the chemicals, the only one you might have to watch for is borates, and then it's only a concern if the dog is drinking the pool water frequently. I don't think there are many people using borates though. Borates are used in some pool sanitation systems and by some pool owners to help control pH and reduce chlorine demand. We use it to raise pH without affecting alkalinity, but not in great amounts.
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