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Having Fun This Summer with Your Dog at The Beach

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
posted by Jim Murphy

DOG BEACHOur dogs love to come with us wherever we go. They especially love to go to the beach in the summer. There are some things that we must remember. First of all, dogs are not permitted on lots of beaches during the summer months. Before making a wasted trip, make sure you do your research and find out which beaches allow dogs during the summer.

Here are some things that you should remember when taking your best friend to the beach this summer.

  • Beaches can get very hot, make sure there is shade nearby where your dog can rest after romping through the sand and water.
  • Dogs, especially those with short hair, white fur, and pink skin, can sunburn. Limit your dog’s exposure during the day and apply sunblock to his ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Check with your lifeguard for water conditions. Dogs are good targets for sea lice and jellyfish.
  • Never let your dog drink sea water. It will make him sick.
  • Salt and other minerals can damage your dogs coat. At the end of the day, make sure to rinse him off.
  • Always pick up after your dog.
  • Keep him away from other bathers. Make sure that you find a quiet, unoccupied area of the beach for him to run and play. If the beach is readily accessible to you, I would take him later in the day, around 5:30  – 6:30pm. It’s still light, there are less people on the beach, it’s cooler and the sun’s rays are not as strong.

Have fun with your dog at the beach this summer and stay safe.

Remember, your pets count!

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