Make the litter box inaccessible to your dog by elevating it so that the cat can reach it but not the dog. Be sure your cat is comfortable with where you have elevated the litter box. You can also use a baby gate and the cat can jump over it or leave enough space underneath for the cat to go through. Use a cat door that allows the cat into a room, but not your dog. If you have a small dog that is the same size or smaller then your cat this will not work.
You can teach your cat to use the toilet and never have to use a litter box.
Don't punish your dog if it eats poop.
External parasites are a part of the environment and they will attach themselves on your pets. Internal parasites are not as easy to detect. Keep an eye on the pet's stool and the fur around the anus. It's important to keep our pets healthy and free of parasites. Watch for any changes in behavior, appetite or water consumption. Parasites and other health problems can affect your pets as well as your family. Some parasites can be life-threatening if left untreated and can also transmit diseases to people. At some point in your pet's life, it will get parasites. It is always good to have your pet checked out by your vet.
Check with your state for the legal requirements if you hit a domestic animal like cats, dogs, cows, horses, etc. There might be severe consequences if you don't follow the law. My suggestion is you must stop and call the 911 to report the accident to the police. If you leave you could possibly be charged with leaving the scene. In most states, a pet is considered personal property and a hit and run that results in property damage carries a criminal penalty.
Only get out to go to the animal if it’s clear there is no danger of you being hit by oncoming traffic. Don't move the animal unless you are sure it is safe to do so. Wait with it until help arrives. Only move the animal if it looks like it is going to get hit again. Be careful a hurt and scared animal may lash out and bite when approached. Be very cautious for your own safety. If you have to move the animal use a blanket.
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