It Summer and all we can think about is a vacation. Now imagine dogs on vacation. Every Summer we think if we should bring our pets to the beach with us. This, of course, depends on the character of your dog. Some dogs don’t like the beach or are afraid of open water. Some, enjoy it to the last bit.

Here are some tips on how to keep your dog safe if you decide to bring it to the beach with you:

  • make sure that you visit the beach early in the morning or before Sundown to prevent injuries from the hot weather. The sand can get very how and can easily burn your dog’s paws. This can be a very painful and unnecessary experience for your beloved furry friend. If something like this happens and you see that your dog feels discomfort or has serious burns on the paw pads, take him to the nearest vet.
  • salty water is very dangerous for dogs. Make sure that your dog does not drink from the sea/ocean water and always bring fresh water with you for your dog to drink and to stay hydrated. Salty water poisoning is very dangerous for dogs. It can damage the kidneys and lead to death.
  • bring un umbrella for your dog to chill in the shade. As you know, dogs don’t sweat. They regulate their body temperature through the pads on their paws and by panting. If they stay in the Sun and hot sand too long just panting won’t do the job. Heat stroke is a very serious thing and if you notice any of the signs (vomiting, heavy breathing, diarrhea, dizziness, can’t focus) put cold wet towels on your dog’s body and take him to the vet immediately.

And bring frisbees and balls and have fun 🙂

Here we prepared a video compilation of cool dogs on vacation having fun at the beach. All pictures were sent by our awesome Facebook fans. Enjoy the video 🙂