Do you know how to provide safe puppy swimming opportunities? As the heat index continues to climb (wow, it was 107 degrees here yesterday!) our puppies want to find safe ways to cool off.
Most pets "dog paddle" naturally. But if they fall into the deep end and don't know how to get out, puppies can drown when they become exhausted. Pups like this German Shepherd Dog, nine-month-old Uschi, enjoy playing water fetch safely if they wear a doggy life vest.
This article not only explains how to teach puppies safe ways to dive into the water and how to get out, but important JUST IN CASE first aid tips so you can save the dog's life in case of puppy drowning. Learn all about swim safety and drowning first aid here.
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