Summer is here and it’s the time many pet owners want to take their dogs to the beach, river, pool, or local lake. Water is one’s favorite place to beat the heat on a warm summer day and is also one place to have a lot of fun with your pooch (if they like water).
Safety is important. Remember, each year around 40,000 pets die in drowning accidents and not all dogs can swim and many may fear the water. Do not force a dog in the water.
Keep in mind that what can harm you at the beach can also harm your pet, so protect Fido from high temperatures, riptides, sunburn, jellyfish, sharp shells or broken glass, and aggressive dogs.
Here are a few tips to ensure a perfectly safe time at the beach!