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“The best therapist has fur and four legs.”

Summer is here, which means it’s time for sun, surfing, sand, and fun. And, to make your summer getaway more special and thrilling, you should take your furry friend along. Dogs generally love water and water activities as it’s fun and helps them get relief from hot weather conditions.

Going on a beach with your furry friends means they can enjoy water splashing, digging sand, sprinklers, and swimming. It also provides them opportunities to explore and enjoy new places, meet new people and play exciting games.

However, it does not mean that you should let them have all the fun they want. It is because sand and seawater can cause risks to their health. So, you must follow the tips given below to have a fun and safe beach day with your furry friend.

Planning For Beach Day

Understand that not every beach is animal friendly. So, you need to search for a dog beach or dog-friendly beach that you can visit. Suppose you are not sure whether the place is safe and suitable for your furry friend. In that case, you can contact the destination’s parks department to get relevant information. They can also guide you about the necessary and updated regulations of the beach.

Note: There is a major difference between a dog beach and a dog-friendly beach. You must learn about both types and accordingly decide the place. Nevertheless, if you wish to let your furry friend enjoy off-leash play, dog beach would be an ideal choice.

Necessary Preparations

After deciding the location, you need to pack all the necessary items for your furry friend. If your friend loves to swim, make sure to pack a dog life vest. It will give you peace of mind about dog safety. Likewise, you need to pack a Dog Drying Coat to save yourself from the hassle of drying the dog quickly.

You should also carry water bottles, their favorite snacks, sunscreen, a waste bag, liter bottles, and a retractable leash. All this will ensure that you can have ultimate fun and manage your four-legged buddy effortlessly.

Activities To Try

There are countless things you can do on a beach day with your furry friends. For instance, if you are in the mood to relax and rejuvenate, you can go for a simple walk or play fetch. On the other hand, if you are in the mood to try something new or exciting, you can go surfing, boating or swimming. 

Some more activities you can do:

  • Fetch in water
  • Wave diving
  • Playdate with fellow furry friends 
  • Boogie board
  • Round robin
  • Building sandcastles

What To Watch Out For?

Playing and having fun all day long can be pretty tiring for your four-legged friend. Additionally, their playfulness can lead to unwanted trouble. So you must watch out for the following scenarios:

  • Heatstroke
  • Sunburn
  • Prevent your furry friends from eating sand
  • Avoid exposure to hot sand
  • Look out for dangerous sea animals such as stingrays and jellyfish.

Wrapping It All Up

Following the tips given above, you can have a fun and thrilling beach day. It will ensure that you make the most of your getaway without having to worry about your furry friend’s health.

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