I just read this story ["This Sidewalk Could Kill Your Dog," June 9] and was horrified thinking that that could have been me and my dog. (I used to live on Addison/Pine Grove.) If or when something like this occurs, what are ways to help my dog? And is there anything preventative to protect my pet in case he/she stumbles across one of these wet spots?
Justin Hayford replies:
Dog-sized, rubber-soled boots are your best bet. One company advertises their "Hound Hikers" with the tag line "New Yorkers--Protect your dogs from low voltage shocks!"