Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still time for a bit of fun before we head into fall. For families with a boat, taking a ride out to sea is as good as it gets.
It’s probably no surprise that furry, four-legged family members enjoy a trip out on the ocean just as much as any human. For dogs, the smell of the salty air and the feeling of wind in their fur is simply heaven on Earth.
While we’d never deny Fido a nautical adventure, it’s worth noting that there are several safety precautions that should be taken before adventuring out to sea with your pooch.
For one, all dogs should always be secured with canine life jackets. Even water-loving Labs get tired by the strong waves found out at sea, which is why dog PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) are essential.
Some dogs can also get easily burned from the sun, just like humans. Dogs with very light or thin fur are most at risk, so lather on the doggy sunscreen if your dog will be exposed to the sun.
That’s not all though – we’ve included several more dog boating safety tips in our infographic from K9 of Mine. Keep these tips in mind before heading out on the open waters!
Dog boating safety
About The Author: Meg Marrs is the Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine, a dog care website dedicated to helping owners raise healthy, happy canines.