Pool Safety For Pets
Summer is just around the corner, and warm weather is finally here!
Whether you got a pool in your backyard or go to the neighborhood swimming pool. Let's make sure to keep our fur baby(ies) safe! Below you'll find some safety tips to help you keep summer both safe & fun for your pet(s).
KEEPING THEM SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES.
A bit of supervision goes a long way in keeping your pooch safe in general but especially around pools. Just like if you were watching a friend's kid around the pool the same is to be had for dogs. Supervision at all times can really help to prevent the worst from happening.
USE A GATE TO BLOCK THE POOL.
Whether you're using a simple pet gate for your pooch to be enclosed or opt for full fencing around your pool. Your dog will be much safer if they can not get to the water.
HELP YOUR DOG PRACTICE SWIMMING.
Many dogs take to swimming naturally, whether they are shown by another dog or just jumping right in still keep in mind not all dogs are like this even those steaming from a breed that loves water.
Maintain closeness as your dog is learning the pool should they need assistance you can offer it immediately. Swim lessons would go even better should your pool have a set of stairs for them to know they can get out from.
INVEST IN A LIFEJACKET.
Whether your dog is a pro swimmer or not, a life jacket will give you peace of mind. Life jackets need to have these key features to be a good call & always remember to measure your dog's neck and chest properly to ensure a perfect fit to keep them safe.
- Grab handle
- Adjustable straps
- D Ring
TEACH THEM A WAY OUT OF THE POOL.
While you're teaching your furry friend to swim, showing them how to get out of the pool using a ramp, ladder or staircase is crucial in stopping any panic and injury. After all, dogs that swim like pros can still be heavily injured or killed from a pool they can't escape.
KEEP IN-GROUND POOLS COVERED.
Though it seems easy to get out of and hard to fall in, you're better safe than sorry so when it comes to inground pools it's best to have the cover on them at all times when not in use.
Remember everyone in the house should know the rules as it's not one but all's job to ensure your family's pet stays safe!