The pool is an excellent place to spend your summers. There’s the sun, the toys, and refreshing drinks. Oh, and the water. However, pools can dangerous for dogs. Not all dogs are good swimmers and some breeds like the bulldog may even drown if left unsupervised.
When possible, train your dog to swim. If you are not comfortable doing this, ask Hot Dog On A Leash. We are equipped to handle your dogs fear and teach him or her a few swimming basics.
Life vests are perfect for the dog that will never be a great swimmer. They provide extra buoyancy and a dash of bright colors so that your dog can stay afloat and remain highly visible. Do not rely on the life vest so much that you leave your dog unattended.
Senior dogs are more likely to suffer from arthritis, vision loss, seizures and host if other issues that may require your special attention around the pool or prohibit them from swimming altogether. Confirm with your veterinarian if your dog is healthy enough to swim in the pool.
Being able to properly administer artificial respiration one CPR is vital should your dog accidentally drown in your pool. At Hot Dog On A Leash we offer swimming classes.
A pool fence or enclosure is a great option if you are unable to supervise a dog that spends most, if not at all, his or her time in the backyard. Not a big fan of enclosure, consider using an invisible fence. Invisible, or underground fencing enables you to keep your pool looking spectacular all summer long.