Does My Dog Need a Life Jacket?
THE LOWDOWN ON KEEPING YOUR PET SAFE AROUND WATER
A common misconception is that all dogs are strong swimmers and enjoy the activity, but that is not quite the truth. Sometimes, our dogs would benefit from a bit of help floating so that they can fully enjoy themselves, and even if they are confident swimmers, a life jacket can offer peace of mind when out and about near water.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DOG CAN SWIM?
Most dogs have an in-built ability to swim, at least in shallow water. However, many find it challenging for lengthy periods or out in deeper water. Smaller breeds of dogs or dogs with short legs tend to tire quicker than stronger swimmers such as German Shepherds or Labradors. Dogs that love the water and are the strongest swimmers often have webbed feet helping them stay afloat.
Other breeds of dogs have bone structures that aren’t suited for swimming, such as Pugs, who have large heads in comparison to their body and struggle to stay afloat. Other dogs that may struggle are those recovering from illness or surgery, older dogs with joint problems or those that tend to panic or get tired quickly.
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For boat owners who love to take their dog with them, providing your pet with a life jacket is a simple way to ensure peace of mind on all outings.
Dan & Sam’s pet life jackets come with a back handle feature that is perfect for assisting in a ‘dog overboard’ situation.
Even strong swimmers can get tired and struggle when out in deep waters. They are also available in bright colours, helping them to be spotted quickly and easily in the water.
Fashion meets function. Not only are life jackets a practical item for outings with your dog, but they can also be a lot of fun too. Dan & Sam’s life jackets come in three super cute styles; a mermaid, shark or classic style.
Why not have some fun on your next adventure with the added benefit of safety!
Overall, a life jacket can provide peace of mind to owners, help keep pets that tend to panic safe and make swim time 100 times more fun! They are a practical and helpful option that many dogs would appreciate and love.