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Keeping Dogs Safe At The Beach

Keeping Dogs Safe At The Beach

Despite the ever-changing British weather, summer does promise a little sunshine coming our way meaning more outdoor fun with our four-legged friends and more dogs on our beaches so here’s a blog post about keeping dogs safe at the beach.

For those lucky enough to live a short journey away from the coast or opting for a seaside staycation this summer, keeping our canine companions safe in the sand is fundamental for any day trip out and about.

Choose Cooler Times

As we all know, the sun is at its peak between the hours of 11 am – 3 pm. This is the most hazardous time to take your dog to the beach making them more vulnerable to heat stroke and exhaustion. 

If you wish to take your dog for a dip in the sea or a run on the sand, opt for times on either side of these hotter hours as this will minimize the likelihood of your dog overheating. If you are planning on spending the day at the beach consider an extra parasol or sun shade so your dog has shade from the sun too keeping dogs safe at the beach.

Dogs can suffer from sunburn, particularly on their nose, so pack a tin of our amazing, natural sun cream for dogs in your beach bag.

Always Take Drinking Water

Although they will have access to cool, refreshing ocean waves, salt water can lead to gastrointestinal problems in your pet. 

Incredibly dehydrating, the consumption of salt water can lead to vomiting and diarrhea therefore it’s always best to keep fresh, cool tap or bottled water available for your dog. Our eco-friendly, collapsable, travel bowls are perfect for days out at the beach.

Always Take Drinking Water

Although they will have access to cool, refreshing ocean waves, salt water can lead to gastrointestinal problems in your pet. 

Incredibly dehydrating, the consumption of salt water can lead to vomiting and diarrhea therefore it’s always best to keep fresh, cool tap or bottled water available for your dog. Our eco-friendly, collapsable, travel bowls are perfect for days out at the beach.

Keep a Lead Handy

With the rise of accidents and fatalities on our British coastlines, there is never a more important time to keep your pooch on a lead when out and about this summer.

With locations such as Devon and Cornwall amongst the popular destinations for holidaymakers this summer, ensure maximum safety by using your dog’s lead when walking on coastal paths, cliff sides, and busy tourist areas whilst on your holidays. Look out for signposts to be sure you don’t get caught out and possibly fined for not having your dog on a lead in certain areas at certain times. It is always good to check beforehand that dogs are allowed on the beach you plan to visit.

Watch Tide Times

Before any trip to the beach, understanding the location’s tide times can keep both you and your furry friend safe 100% of the time. 

Ensure you walk your dog at low tide times when the sea is far enough out that you can safely make it from one side of the beach to another. If ever in doubt, do not venture onto the beach as tides can change very quickly leaving you and your pet in trouble. 

Top Tip! If you believe you and your dog are in trouble, contact the coastguard immediately which is available on the emergency services line 999.

Watch Tide Times

Before any trip to the beach, understanding the location’s tide times can keep both you and your furry friend safe 100% of the time. 

Ensure you walk your dog at low tide times when the sea is far enough out that you can safely make it from one side of the beach to another. If ever in doubt, do not venture onto the beach as tides can change very quickly leaving you and your pet in trouble. 

Top Tip! If you believe you and your dog are in trouble, contact the coastguard immediately which is available on the emergency services line 999.

Best Beach Dog Day

Following our top tips can ensure we’re keeping dogs safe at the beach and that you have the best day with your four-legged friend, one without any stress or worry.

Exploring in cooler times, packing water, walking on leads when appropriate, and keeping an eye on tide times can contribute to the best day out at the beach this summer.

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