Pet Safety Around Water

Phoenix Pool Fencing - Pet Safety Around Water

Pets are beloved members of our families, and it’s natural for us to want to bring them along on outdoor adventures, especially during the summer months. In Arizona, our pets can enjoy the water for the majority of the year. However, water can pose a significant danger to our furry friends, and it’s important to take precautions to ensure their safety.

Here are some tips to keep your pets safe around water:

  • Invest in a life jacket – Just like humans, pets can benefit from wearing a life jacket while in the water. A life jacket can help keep your pet afloat and prevent them from getting tired or overwhelmed in the water. Make sure the life jacket fits your pet properly and is designed specifically for their size and weight.
  • Supervise your pet at all times – Never leave your pet unsupervised around water. Even if your pet is a strong swimmer, accidents can happen, and it’s important to be there to intervene if necessary. Keep a close eye on your pet, and make sure they stay within a safe distance from shore.
  • Teach your pet to swim – If your pet is new to swimming, it’s important to introduce them to the water slowly and under close supervision. Start by allowing them to get comfortable with the water in a shallow area before gradually increasing the depth. Stay close to your pet and offer plenty of positive reinforcement to help build their confidence.
  • Be cautious around pools – Pools can be particularly dangerous for pets. Make sure your pool has a secure fence and gate to prevent your pet from accidentally falling in. If your pet is allowed to swim in the pool, make sure they know how to safely exit the water and never leave them unattended. Phoenix Pool Fence provides quality barriers for both children and pets. We cover various heights from 2ft, 4ft, and 5ft tall fences.
  • Rinse your pet after swimming – Chlorine, salt, and other chemicals can be harmful to your pet’s skin and fur. After swimming, rinse your pet off with fresh water to remove any residue. This can also help prevent skin irritations and infections.

In conclusion, water can be a fun and refreshing way for pets to cool off during the summer months. However, it’s important to take precautions to ensure their safety. By investing in a pool fence, supervising your pet at all times, teaching them to swim, being cautious around pools, watching out for currents and tides, and rinsing them off after swimming, you can help keep your furry friend safe and happy around water.