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Water Safety Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe This Summer


Water Safety Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe This Summer

Water fun and summertime go together like milk and cookies! Many pets love to cool off in the water with the kids during summer, but before your pets jump off the high dive board, Dr. Sudeep Wahla and Dr. Kenneth Aponte discuss some water safety for our pets.

Tips include:

  • Beach and pool safety
  • Dogs can drown too, how to avoid this
  • Senior pets and water safety

Featured Quote:

...a lot of pets like to get in the pools and swim during summer. Just make sure you always keep an eye on them.

Video Transcript:

Hey guys, Dr. Aponte, Dr. Walla, and Credos here, our star of the video. We'll talk about water safety. So this summer we want to talk about water safety and your pets. Main being that a lot of pets like to get in the pools and swim during summer. Just make sure you always keep an eye on them.

 

A couple things. You might think they know how to swim. Make sure you teach them how to get out of the pool. Just like kids, you got to show them the way how to get out because sometimes if you don't, they're struggling, you think they're having fun but they're actually struggling to get out of the pool.

 

Another thing you got to be careful with is older pets who have arthritis. They may still want to get in the water and think they can do it, but that arthritis slows them down and makes it difficult for them to get up those steps and get out of the water. So I think one other major point we should touch on probably is beach safety.

 

I can tell you guys a little more about that. So we all like to go to the beach, especially during the summer time. So the same thing to consider in terms of land areas. You need to be careful with the temperature at the beach as well, but also keep an eye on your pets when they get in the water. It may be something that you think is an instinct for them to go swimming but sometimes you can have underground water currents or you can have waves that can actually sweep them away, and it can be something lethal for them as well. They can drown.

 

The other thing - the saltwater - don't let them drink it excessively or at all if you can, because it can make them vomit and have other type of signs as well, dehydration. And also sand, sand is a foreign body, so you don't want them to play with it and eat it because it can actually obstruct their gastrointestinal tract and cause complications as well.

 

So water safety this summer, guys. Be careful, watch your pets. Be safe.

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