Spending quality time outdoors with your dog is essential to his mental and physical well being. Summertime can be the most rewarding fun time, but we need to take care in the heat. Bringing your best four legged friend along for a boat ride, a trip to the beach or a swim at the local watering hole can allow your pet to get his needed exercise without overheating in the summer sun. But just as flotation devices are important for people, they are equally important for our canine companions.
Dog life jackets are essential, especially in waters with strong currents, undertows and in areas of high boating activities. Your dog may be a strong swimmer, but accidents do happen. A life vest can support your dog should he suffer an injury that temporarily incapacitates him. Swimming is hard work for dogs and great exercise, and dog flotation devices can minimize exhaustion, while allowing your canine companion to safely spend more time with you in the water. Additionally, brightly colored life-jackets and flotation devices can improve visibility for boaters, jetskiers and skiers that might not see your dog until it’s too late.
When choosing a life jacket for dogs, look for one with good buoyancy, strong handles to aid in dog rescue, bright colors to improve visibility and adjustable straps that will holdup if you should need to lift your dog from the water by the jacket. The best built dog life jackets are an investment in your dog's well being as it will last your companion for several years to come.