Have You Heard? The danger of the garden hose

May 09, 2012
By dvm360.com staff

Summer fast approaches, and a danger lurks in your clients' yards—it's not the flora an fauna, but that garden hose your clients bathe their pets with.

Quist EM, Tanabe M, Mansell JE, et al. A case series of thermal scald injuries in dogs exposed to hot water from garden hoses (garden hose scalding syndrome). Vet Dermatol 2012;23(2):162-166,e33.

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