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Dogs need water safety too

 

Last updated 8/28/2017 at Noon

Dog owners must make water safety a priority when taking their pets near water. Courtesy photo

FALLBROOK – Dogs have solidified their places in many families. Nowadays, more and more dogs accompany their pet parents on trips to the store, vacations and various recreational pursuits, including trips to the beach or the backyard pool.

Many people assume all dogs can swim and swim well. But WebMD advises that not all dogs are natural-born swimmers, and some may be more skillful than others. Unfortunately, there’s no way to gauge a dog’s swimming prowess until the animal is introduced to water. That’s one reason why dog owners must make water safety a priority when taking their...



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