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Picking Up Your Small Dog

If you don’t pick your dog up properly, you could injure him or yourself. Before picking up your dog, ensure that he is calm and won’t wiggle away except in an emergency when you just need to pick him up quickly. With a small dog, lift him using one hand under his chest as you support his rear end using the other hand and forearm. If your dog is closer to a medium-sized dog, lift him using your entire arm instead of just your hands. Lift your dog with bent knees so to avoid injuries to your back. As you lift your dog, pull him close to your body to support him better. Don’t lift your dog by a limb, the tail, the scruff of the neck or by his front legs as you would a small child. You could injure your dog when using these methods. Learn more from your best vet Sarasota, FL.

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