For many families, summertime means swimming time. If your dog will be joining you at lakeside, oceanside or poolside, keep in mind the following tips:
- Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool.
- Not all dogs are good swimmers, so if water sports are a big part of your family, introduce your pets to water gradually.
- Make sure all pets wear flotation devices on boats.
- Don't allow your dog to drink pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals that can cause digestive upset.