Dog Beach Etiquette
Headed to the dog beach? A conversation about dog beach etiquette with Paul Fehrenbacher, co-founder Mutt Jackson and Board Member of Mondog, Montrose Dog Beach on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.
- Insure your dog is microchipped and registered with the microchip provider.
- Pay attention to your dog – not your phone – and Fehrenbacher explains why it’s not only about your dog.
- Understand some dogs can’t swim. Life vests for dogs are indeed a great idea.
- Make sure your dog doesn’t overheat, particularly true for brachycephalic breeds – like Pugs, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, etc.
- Bring your own water, so it’s less likely a dog will drink lake or ocean water. Fresh lake water can contain leptospirosis a bacteria which can cause illness (prevent this with vaccination), and salt water can make dogs ill if they are so desperate to drink it and enough of it.
- Is your dog swimming in the wrong direction? It doesn’t happen often but it does happen and no dog can swim forever.
- Swimming is great low impact exercise, and running on the beach – not low impact – is also great exercise. However, don’t overdo it, as Dr. RuthAnn Lobos explains in this Steve Dale Petcast.