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If you take your dog with you on vacation, you will be shattered by this report but reminded that dogs are dogs and need your common sense.


October 22, 2021

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Yellowstone National Park should be on every family’s “go-to” list and every dog will be thrilled by the sight and scent of so much wildlife. Your dog may instinctively know better than to chase a bear or moose but do not overestimate his situational intelligence.


What just happened is a reminder that dogs often react without thinking. Like a small child, they do not have the capability nor the reserve to actually “look before they leap.” In this tragic case, humans are no different when a loved one is in danger…


20-year-old Laiha Slayton and her father stopped at Maiden’s Grave Springs to get a better look when Rusty, one of her two little dogs, jumped out of the car and fell into the 200-degree water.


The dog’s owner reacted instinctively! She ran into the hot spring to save her dog. Both she and the dog were severely burned before her father was able to pull them out of the water.



Laihia was air lifted to Eastern Idaho Regional where she was treated for third degree burns. She was then moved to the Burn Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and put into a medically induced coma.


Miss Slayton had four surgical procedures to remove dead skin which, in an amazing testament to today’s medical technology, was replaced it with skin taken from cadavers.


TheDogPress.com is told that Laihia and her father are doing well. Rusty was euthanized but like all dogs, he made us think…

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