Hometown Annapolis.com has a report on the dangers of leaving dogs near pools unattended:
“A small dog should never be allowed near a pool without a leash,” Dr. Schultz said. “Leashing your dog is the most important thing.”
The veterinarian, who has a dachshund himself, said smaller dogs aren’t natural swimmers. Scarlett weighed about 12 pounds, Ms. Brothers said.
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News covered swimming and dog lifejacket issues earlier this year.