Keep Dogs Safe and Cool at the Beach | Newburgh Veterinary Hospital Keep Dogs Safe and Cool at the Beach | Newburgh Veterinary Hospital

Dogs love going to the beach, running in the sand, playing in the waves, and of course, chasing after a ball, and even the occasional kite. While it is fun for them and entertaining for us to watch, there are certain safety issues you need to know and ways to keep them safe and cool.
Hydration
Just as humans become dehydrated in the heat, dogs are even more at risk. Be sure to provide plenty of water and even provide something fun like frozen dog treats!
Beach Games
Provide plenty of things for dogs to play with on the beach, specifically toys that float!
Boat Safety
Dogs need to wear a life jacket while in a boat just like humans do, no matter the kind of boat. The safest place for the dog to be is in the middle of the boat and while in motion, be sure to hold on to them to reduce the risk of falling out.
Protect the Paws
Sand, broken glass, pebbles, rocks, hot pavement, and unexpected things on the bottom of the ocean all pose a possible risk to your dog’s paws. Help keep them safe with a product meant specifically for their paws.