Water Safety for Dogs

Water Safety for Dogs

One way to spend your summer is on the water. It could be in a swimming pool, on the lake, on the beach, or in a river. No matter which body of water, it is one of the best ways to stay cool during these hot days. And of course, no summer day is complete without your dog by your side. 

Most dogs are fairly good swimmers. Why do they need a life jacket? Just like us, swimming takes a lot of energy out of a dog. We’ve all heard a tragic story of a strong swimmer who exhausted all of their energy. It’s always good to be on the safe side and keep your pup in a life jacket at all times while on the water. 

Reasons Dogs Need Life Jackets

  • Dogs can get tired and exhaust energy. Life jackets keep dogs above the water, even if they can't keep swimming.
  • Strong currents can take even the strongest swimmers away. Life jacket handles provide and quick way to bring your dog back to you
  • Dogs need to stay warm. Life jackets can provide warmth.
  • Life jackets are brightly colored and allow you to easily spot your dog in the water.


Accidents happen, you never know when there’s a strong undercurrent or rip tide. We’ve even read a story where a dog had a seizure while swimming and was saved because they had a life jacket on! Our life jackets have convenient handles to quickly grab your dog out of the water and back to safety. Most jackets are brightly colored, so it will be easy to spot your dog swimming in any type of water. 

Life jackets can even provide warmth for your dog. A good dog life jacket wraps around the chest of the dog. That can help keep your dog’s body temperature at a normal temperature while they swim.

Let’s face it. We love our dogs way too much to risk their safety. Having a life jacket gives you peace of mind and is a great way to make sure your dog is safe while having fun in the sun. Plus, they will look adorable in their swimming gear. Have fun this summer, and stay safe!

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