Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center loves to see families get have fun on the water in the high-quality boats they sell. Many dogs are considered a part of the family and will accompany families on all types of vacations and trips, boating included. But before bringing Fido out on the open sea, there are precautions that need to be taken first. Researching online or talking to a boating expect, like those at Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center, will give any boat and pet owner the knowledge necessary to make sure the entire family is safe and having a blast.
Before bringing a furry friend onboard, make sure they are seen by a veterinarian. Ensure their shots are up to date and a there is a vaccination or health certificate onboard, the dog is free from any health issues such as heartworms, and their nails are trimmed and pads are in good shape.
Just like it is important to have a human first aid kit, dogs also need medicine and tools on hand in case of an emergency. Keep Panalog ointment for minor scrapes, hotspots, and ear issues that the pup may experience. Include a good quality dog shampoo and conditioning rinse so your pet can stay clean and smelling nice. Baking soda or waterless shampoo can be added when a bath isn’t practical. Don’t forget to bring a nail trimmer in case the dog’s nails need to be cleaned up.
Bringing a dog along while boating can be fun and exciting for the entire family. By preparing the pet and things they will need will make the vacation stress-free and full of fun. Always consult a veterinarian and boat professional like Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center with questions or concerns.