|Pet Life Preservers
|Whenever you and your pet are around water,
whether you are fishing, sailing, boating,
or doing other types of water activities,
it is just as important for your pet to have
a life preserver on as it is for you. Although
your pet may be able to swim, a life preserver
will keep him floating and buoyant longer
and relieve strain on sensitive hip/joints
when in the water.
When choosing a preserver for
your pet, consider
- The preserver should fit snuggly and comfortably.
Get the size your pet needs based on his
chest measurement and weight.
- Reflective stripes on the preserver increase
visibility, especially helpful when out on
the water during times of low or no sunlight.
- Preservers that completely surround the chest
area will lessen any possibility of injury
to the chest when your pet is lifted out
of the water. This is a problem that can
occur in larger pets when just straps cover
the belly area.
- Sturdy top grips (handles) make it easier
to lift your pet out of the water by hand
or boat hook.
- A pet ladder or ramp lets your pet enter
the boat by himself instead of being lifted,
which is especially helpful if your pet is
And to prevent dogs from sun damage while
out on the water, there are specially designed
dog sunglasses that give protection against UV rays and
dog sunscreen to protect against sunburn.