Even water-loving dogs can overdo it. Don't leave your dog unsupervised around water. Provide flotation aids.
Bring plenty of fresh water to prevent dehydration and salt toxicity from drinking ocean water.
Scalding sand can burn paws. Place your hand or bare feet on sand first to check it’s not too hot.
Check Sand Temperature
Apply dog-safe sunscreen on snouts, ear tips, bellies to prevent painful sunburn. Reapply frequently.
Use Dog Sunscreen
Pack gauze, tweezers, bandages, tape, antiseptic wipes and scissors to treat minor injuries.
First Aid Kit
Respect local leash laws. Dogs may need to remain leashed or are prohibited from some beaches.
Follow Leash Laws
Rinse your dog after swimming to remove salt, sand, ocean residue and pollutants from their coat