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Koalas and Dogs

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Dogs are a man's best friend, but there are lots of things you can do to ensure that your pal doesn't harm native wildlife like Koalas.

Follow these simple tips and you, your pets, and local Koalas will live happily together.

If you are a dog owner who is lucky enough to live in an area where Koalas live too, there is a lot you can do to help your Koala buddies out.

Attacks by dogs are one of the biggest threats Australia’s iconic Koalas face. But with a few simple tips, you can prevent your dog from causing harm to Koalas.

Koalas have sharp claws and teeth and will fight back if threatened. These tips will also help you ensure that your dog is safe from serious injuries from a very frightened Koala.

Many dogs are curious by nature. Even if they generally don’t chase wildlife, their investigation of a Koala in their backyard may cause injuries to both Koala and dog. Even a quick bite is enough to kill a Koala as they have thin skin. So it is best to take precautions.

Most dog attacks on Koalas:

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