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The reason there are policies that your dog needs to be leashed in certain areas (apartment complexes, parks, etc.) isn’t because YOUR dog might have issues, it is because someone else’s dog might.

The reason there are policies that your dog needs to be leashed in certain areas (apartment complexes, parks, etc.) isn’t because YOUR dog might have issues, it is because someone else’s dog might.

As someone who adopted a dog that is aggressive around small dogs, this is super frustrating where I live. Dogs need to be on a leash at all times if you’re in any area where there could be others. Just the other night, I was out walking my pup and an unleashed pitbull ran up and approached mine. I couldn’t react fast enough before they started fighting, and my dog latched onto the pitbull’s neck. Fortunately both were okay, but most dogs…

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99% of the world’s ladder firetrucks can’t reacher higher than the 7th floor of a building.

99% of the world’s ladder firetrucks can’t reacher higher than the 7th floor of a building.

Take this into consideration when choosing an apartment. Most high-rise fires originate from the first four floors of the building, so evacuating from a high level internally can become more difficult. invest in smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and a fire blanket (they also make very thoughtful housewarming gifts!) empty your dryer lint after every load don’t store flammable items near your water heater (e.g. paint cans, cleaning products) plan at least two escape routes that don’t require an elevator don’t…

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Flood water is more than just rain. It contains sewage and chemical run-off that can make you sick or cause rashes.

Flood water is more than just rain. It contains sewage and chemical run-off that can make you sick or cause rashes.

Flood waters that are high enough to enter homes or impede traffic are usually high enough to have filled sewage systems. If businesses or factories or storage facilities have flooded then gasoline, cleaning chemicals, and production chemicals might have been washed away. If the flood affected areas with septic tanks there will be sewage and strong acids meant to dissolve the sewage. Don’t play in the rising water, and don’t let your pets walk in it or drink it. Carry…

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