QUICK GUIDE TO DOG FLOATATION DEVICES AND DOG LIFEJACKETS
The reality is that not all dogs are great swimmers. There is a reason why that swimming style is called the doggy stroke. Even if your dog is a good swimmer in the world of dogs, changing weather conditions and the need to stay afloat for a considerable time will wear down your dog. If your dog is out in the open ocean, he or she is definitely going to need some help. Just like humans, dogs can only tread water for a limited time. If it is going to take some time for rescue, a dog floatation device is absolutely necessary.
Dog life jackets are designed to keep your dog with its head above water. The dog floatation device is also good for getting your dog out of the water in any situation.
CHOOSING A DOG FLOATATION DEVICE
Fit: check the dog lifejacket fits securely by measuring the size of your dog’s chest
Lifting handles: should be present because they are designed so you can pick up your dog easier
Comfort: make sure that buckles and straps will be comfortable
Colour: look for a DFD that has a bright colour
Dogs should have the opportunity to wear a DFD before they actually need to. You can even let your dog wear it around the home so he or she is completely used to it.
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