Too Hot to Trot? Water Safety Tips for Dogs

Water Safety Tips for Dogs are real.

Swimming is an international sport, but not all animals enjoy it as a summer pastime. Indeed, your pet may exhibit a general excitement for splashing around, but how do you know when – or if – it’s appropriate to graduate to larger bodies of water?

Because of the inherent dangers associated with pools, lakes, and river ways, The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital have compiled the best in water safety tips for dogs. Together, we can keep your pup safe, happy, and healthy.

A Word to the Wise

Before we begin, it’s important to understand that not all dogs enjoy or adapt to swimming right away. A gradual introduction may be best based on your dog’s personality and breed. Instead of forcing him or her into the water, allow your pet to initiate the first steps. Then encourage your dog to safely enter and exit the water the same way each time so he or she knows what to expect. Continue…