**Thousands of Pets Drown in Backyard Pools**
With respect to pets, drowning in backyard pools is more prevalent than one might suspect. It is documented by veterinarians across the country that more than 5,000 of pets drown each year in backyard pools.Often, pets are alone around the pool and one of several things can happen. They intentionally get into the pool, they slip and fall in while playing or they are scared by another animal and fall into the pool.
Although most pets can swim, they may not know how to get out of the pool, and they swim toward the wall where they fell in until they are exhausted, and drown. Older pets with medical issues, such as arthritis, blindness and old age, and handicapped pet are especially vulnerable. To safeguard his life, be sure your dog wears his HedzUpPets™ Watercollar.