Boating with dogs can be a fun adventure but you must be careful to make sure that your pets are safe when out on a boat. Not all dogs have large paws that are good for swimming and even those that are can quickly become tired and drown. This is why we recommend giving your pet a Dog Life Vest.
Dog life vests come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and colors. Whether your pet is a large pup with an eye for adventure or just a little guy. There are safety vests you can use to keep your pooch safe when out on the water.
The good news for cat lovers is that you can now get a pet life jacket small enough to fit your cat as well. While a cat is less likely to jump into the water. They can just as easily fall overboard. If your cat is anything like ours it likes to live on the edge and I mean that literally because our cat likes to sit on the edge of the boat and look down into the water.
Boating with Dogs Top 3 Safety Tips:
1. Wear a Life Jacket.
Be sure that you have a pet life jacket for your dog or cat and be sure to use the straps to make sure that it fits snugly around your pets chest. Make sure that your pets life vest is not to tight or it could make it harder for your pet to breath.
2. Provide some shade for your pet.
It is a good idea to have plenty of drinking water and perhaps a covered area for your pet to lay down so that they do not become overheated while out in the sun. Remember that unlike you your pet is always wearing a fur coat and needs to be able to stay cool on a hot day.
3. Bring Food and Snacks
If you plan to be out on the boat for long then it is a good idea to make sure that your pet has plenty of food and water. Dogs can burn energy fast and need to eat often and being out in the sun they will want lots to drink as well. So, make sure that you bring plenty of food for your pet to keep them happy and healthy.
When boating with dogs remember that keeping your dog safe could end up being the best decision you ever make. Just like billy found out when he took his dog Ajax out to explore an island when a storm came in suddenly and left him and a friend stranded. Read the story we covered where this boys dogs comes to his rescue and alerts rescue workers of their location.