Swimming Safety Tips for Dogs

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Are you planning on taking your dog swimming this summer? Many of our canine companions love to take a dip in backyard pools, public lakes, or the ocean. Just make sure Fido stays safe with these tips from a Columbia, MD veterinarian.

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Swimming Safety Tips for Dogs Are you planning on taking your dog swimming this summer Many of our canine companions love to take a dip in backyard pools public lakes or the ocean. Just make sure Fido stays safe with these tips from a Columbia MD veterinarian: Swimming Ability First take a moment to consider if your dog can actually swim. It’s a myth that all dogs are natural swimmers—some aren’t good in the water at all and may sink when placed in a body of water If your dog doesn’t want to swim don’t force him. Support It’s always a good idea to enter the water with your dog to provide support. In the ocean never allow your pooch to swim out farther than a few feet from shore it’s all too easy for your dog to get swept out by currents and tides. In a pool doggie floatation devices may be in order if your dog needs a little help. Rinse Off Once your dog is done swimming rinse them off with fresh water. This will remove salt sand and chlorine that you don’t want sticking around Would you like more water-safety tips for your dog Contact your animal hospital Columbia MD.

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