When a quadruped becomes part of our life, everything becomes more joyful. Walks, moments of leisure and yes, even holidays. But watch out: if you are thinking of taking dogs to the beach , you must remember that for them things are so different from us.
What for us is a largely relaxing place can become annoying or even dangerous for our furry friends. So here are a series of things to watch out for if you are planning a beach session with Fido.
Index

  • Heat
  • Sole
  • Sand
  • Fatigue
  • I swim
  • High water
  • Salt water
  • where and current
  • Boats and the like

Heat
For dogs, heat is dangerous: heatstroke is easy and potentially fatal. Therefore, when it is hot you have to be careful: the system that quadrupeds are equipped with to regulate body temperature works through breathing and saliva , by means of which they introduce coolness into the body.
When it is very hot, our four-legged friends are at risk because not only do they not cool off but even introduce additional heat. One of the first and crucial attentions to have when taking dogs to the sea, therefore, is to protect them from the heat. Better not to take them to the sea if the temperature is very high and if you bring them, you need to protect them from the sun and remember that the sand gets hot and, like the asphalt in the city, is an additional source of overheating, in addition to the air. Sun
In addition to the heat, dogs’ skin burns and tans in the sun. It is necessary to take this into account and adequately protect the animals, creating shadow cones where they can take refuge. Then be careful not to shear the dogs when it’s hot, or Fido will end up feeling really bad. Sand
When taking dogs to the beach, you have to pay attention to the sand for several reasons. First of all, as we have already said, it becomes hot and overheats them from below. Then, still getting hot, it burns their fingertips, causing wounds and lacerations that if not managed promptly become infected and become a serious problem.
A third reason are insects that lurk in the sand and if they move into the fur they can cause dermatitis and irritation. Sand is also risky because it can get into your ears. The dog that has been on the sandy beach should always be rinsed with fresh water , dried and brushed to remove any residue. Fatigue
For obscure reasons, the belief has spread that dogs never get tired. It is not so. Dogs get tired if they are overexcited and, a bit like children, they may not realize they are tired so they can get hurt or even take a bigger risk. This is especially true if they are fatigued while they are swimming, perhaps offshore.
When you take your dogs to the beach you must always remember that they too have limits . This means that they don’t have to be forced if they stop and that if they don’t do it on their own it is the job of humans to slow them down.
Age and physical condition, in addition to the characteristics deriving from the breed, obviously affect endurance. Puppies and the elderly get tired earlier, young people and adults, if in good health, tend to be more resistant. Swimming
Another belief about dogs is that they are born knowing how to swim. It is not so. So when you take them to the sea, especially the first few times, it is imperative to stay close to them to prevent them from getting hurt, frightened or even drowning. High water
Point that binds to the two that precede. Not all dogs swim and not all swim well, which is why with them it is good to keep where they touch and avoid going where the water is high. A good rule for dogs who know how to swim and who like to go into high water and put the appropriate life jacket on them so as to have fun in safety.
Dog at the sea with a life jacket Salt
water Salt water can irritate the skin and damage the hair of dogs , which is why animals must be rinsed with fresh water, brushed and, if they are very long-haired, every time they return from the sea. even dried.
And don’t forget to clean your ears. Another risk of salt water is that dogs drink it, causing severe irritation, vomiting and diarrhea. Ingesting salted water is easy, a soaked ball is enough, so you should be very careful. Waves and current
For seafaring dogs, waves can be a lot of fun. Except that you have to be careful because they can also be very dangerous , since they can overwhelm them. The same goes for the current, which can take them away without anyone noticing.
It is therefore a duty never to lose sight of either the dog or the water and intervene as soon as the situation requires it, before it degenerates. Boats and the like
We close with a warning for those who go by boat. Many dogs appreciate the experience, but some attention is essential: life jacket, for any eventuality; be careful not to dive when no one notices it, be careful not to dive in the midst of other boats, be careful with the engines, be careful not to move away.

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