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Is It Safe To Let Your Dog Swim in the Ocean?

Thursday, April 28, 2022
posted by Jim Murphy

With proper precautions, it can definitely be safe to let your dog swim in the ocean but beware of sharp objects like rocks, shells, coral and other objects.

Be aware that hazards can exist both on the shore and in the water.Dogs  will romp on the beach and spend some time running into the water.

Sharp shells and rocks can damage a dog’s paw pads. If the beach has any litter, it also has the potential to be dangerous. Not only can some of the litter be sharp and cut your dog, like pieces of metal or glass, but it might also be dangerous if eaten.

You should also be aware of any rip currents that exist in the ocean.If there are rip current warnings up, don’t let your dog run into the ocean. It’s a good idea to keep him on a leash if this warning has been posted. While your dog may be able to safely swim out of them, it’s important to be aware to prevent this from happening in the first place.

One way to help your dog in case of a rip current is to fit them with a proper life jacket. In case your dog gets too tired while swimming, a well-fitted life jacket will help keep your dog afloat and safe while swimming in the ocean.

Thanks to pawleaks.com for providing this helpful information.

Remember, pets are family!

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