Dog Water Safety 101: Water sports a great way for dogs to get exercise and keep
cool during the summer months. However,
not all dogs are strong swimmers and even those that were bred for water sports
can benefit from the added safety of a life vest. Breeds with low body fat, such as whippets
and greyhounds as well as large heavy boned breeds such as the Rottweiler can
have difficulty staying afloat. Heavily coated dogs may be dragged down by
their wet coats and exhaust quickly.
Even the best swimmers can be incapacitated in a boating or skiing
accident; rough water, undertows and strong currents in streams and rivers can unexpectedly
overtake a healthy and fit dog.
down to learn more about the benefits of a personal flotation device for your
canine companion as well as the Do’s and Don’ts of dog life jackets.