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4 Tips for Boating With Your Dog

4 Tips for Boating With Your Dog

Boating with dogs can be extremely fun for you and your dog!   These dog safety tips can help keep your dog safe and happy while making the most of your boating adventure.

1.  Dogs tend to ingest lots of water while swimming and can become sick due to high salt water intake. Breaks, dog treats, and fresh water will help eliminate this problem.

2.  Dogs absorb heat through the pads on their feet. Boat surfaces can get very hot in the sun causing dogs to overheat quickly. Supply a shady area for your dog to rest and get out of the sun.

3.  Many dogs can't swim as well as you'd think.  Use a doggy life jacket that fits properly. A pet flotation device is extremely handy when a dog does not realize his true swimming limitations or accidentally falls overboard.

4.  Waterproof dog ladders for boats are a safe and convenient method for your dog to get on and off the boat.

Dog on Pontoon Boat

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