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Features October 2015 Issue

Dog dryer deaths prompt legislation

It may look cute, but for a dog stuck in a real cage or box dryer found at some professional groomers, the experience can be frightening — and dangerous.

Dog dryer deaths prompt legislation

Making sure your dog dries safely after her bath.

Two-year-old golden retriever Colby died from heat stroke at a Virginia Petco when his owner dropped him off for grooming. The employee taking care of him left for the day, forgetting that the dog was still in a kennel dryer. Scott and Elsa Wyskocil’s 17-year-old poodle, Curly, was essentially baked to death by a dryer in a California C&C Pet Food for Less shop, his body temperature reaching 109 degrees. And six-year-old Lhasa apso Sadie …

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