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Friday, May 13, 2011

Dog paddle: Water safety tips for pooches and owners

James MacKinnon gives his 4-year-old English Bulldog, Valentine, a kiss as she cools off in one of the wading pools at the Paradise Ranch Pet Resort in Los Angeles. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recommends never letting a dog get in water over its head until it is an accomplished swimmer.