The recent cold spell has left many ponds, lakes and waterways frozen. Dogs don’t know to avoid walking across ice, especially if it has a coating of snow and a flock of ducks temptingly close, so they risk falling through. The fire service strongly recommend NOT trying to rescue the dog by crawling onto the ice as each year several lives are lost in this way. Most times the dog is able to scramble out unaided. Call 999 and wait for help.
Until the ice melts be careful to keep your dog under control around water.
For more advice contact Town & Country Vets in Market Harborough – serving South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire