A beautiful Pit Bull named Ginger playing with her “mom’s” niece with a very WET Frisbee toy! Since Ginger loves to play “toss and retrieve” with a tennis ball in the pool, she was always taking on water as she brought the ball back. Her “mom,” Laura, of California, was very concerned with Dry Drowning or Secondary Drowning, which occur, both in children and dogs, generally AFTER they have left the pool. With so-called dry drowning, water never reaches the lungs. Instead, breathing in water causes your dog or child’s vocal cords to spasm and close up. That shuts off his airways, making it hard to breathe. You would start to notice those signs right away — it would not happen “out of the blue” days later.