We love the folks at Animal Wellness Magazine. We recently saw a wonderful “for-summer” article on Life Jackets for Dogs.
As usual, we start out by giving full attribution to the reporter of the article, Emily Watson.
Choosing the Right Lifejacket for your dog
There are dozens of different doggie lifejackets available.
Here’s how to choose the option that’s best for your canine companion!
Summer is just around the corner, and that means you’ll be hitting the beach and spending sunny afternoons on the boat. Hold on, though – first thing’s first! If your pup is planning to tag along, he’ll need a good lifejacket to keep him safe. But do you get a basic one, or one with all the bells and whistles? Let’s “dive in” and take a closer look at a few important considerations.
Does your dog really need a lifejacket?
Many animal parents assume that because their dogs can swim, a lifejacket is unnecessary. But just like humans, even competent swimmers can get into trouble on the water. Your Labrador retriever might be able to paddle for 20 minutes straight without tiring, but what if he gets a muscle cramp or swims out too far and gets disoriented? There are more than enough “what ifs” to justify spending a bit of money on a lifejacket. At the end of the day, you can’t put a price on peace of mind.
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