What better way to escape from the summer heat and enjoy the beautiful weather than with a fun day in the water! Everyone loves a day of playing in the surf, lake, river or pool, but nobody likes it more than dogs! While these playful outings should be fun for everyone involved, your dog's safety is still a top priority. Providing him with a secure life vest is an easy, simple way to avoid simple accidents and tragic consequences. In addition, for all the fun dogs can have splashing around in the pool, adding convenient steps or a ladder to allow your dog access back to dry land is essential in preventing even the possibility of drowning.
Pet Mountain's Dog Life Jacket & Safety Gear store features top quality products from the most trusted names in dog care, including Paws Aboard, Outward Hound and EzyDog. The is available in all different colors and helps your dog tackle the open water in style! With 50% more flotation foam than other floatation devices, this lightweight flotation vest with highly buoyant material is specifically designed to offer great comfort, security and style. The incredibly buoyant foam is strategically placed in the vest to help your dog maintain a natural swimming position. The comfortable neoprene straps are adjustable so you can find the perfectly snug fit for your dog. With bright colors and reflective details on this life preserver, you'll have better visibility of your pooch, both day and night. The durable design and ergonomic grab handle ensures you can scoop your dog out of the water at anytime. Your dog will be safe, comfortable and stylish out on the water with EzyDog's Doggy Flotation Vest. The is a high performance dog flotation device for boating, water sport adventures and other outdoor activities with dogs. Provides flotation and ultimate buoyancy with bright colors for easy visibility. Water repellent neoprene and corduroy materials provide warmth and protection from abrasion. Design allows fast size adjustment and a flexible comfortable fit. The orange Outward Hound Life Jacket is made with both comfort and safety in mind. This multi-handle designed life jacket makes pulling your dog out of the water easy, and is stronger and durable than other flimsy life jackets. This quick drying dog life jacket with adjustable straps and top handles also features bright colors and reflective accents for a high visibility rate when you're out on the water. This lifejacket also features a durable neoprene belly-band and a front float that helps dog's keep their head above water with little strain. The provides ultimate buoyancy and high visibility to keep pets safe on the water. Designed to ensure a cozy, secure fit and plenty of buoyancy, this jacket features an advanced breathable mesh underbelly for proper draining and drying, which provides your dog more comfort and healthier conditions than traditional pet life jackets, which can cause heat exhaustion and chafing.
Ruffwear Float Coat™ - Performance Life Jacket for Dogs
Another popular PFD (pet flotation device) among consumers is . It is one of those near perfect products that consistently gets rave reviews from owners of the product for excellence in product design and value. This life jacket for dogs is constructed from abrasion-resistant materials and comes in red or yellow with reflective trim. It features easy-to-clip sheltered buckles and a wide, low-profile handle to help dogs out of the water. There's also a light loop for attaching a Ruffwear product called The Beacon, a bright LED dog light designed to keep dogs visible in low-lighting conditions.
Two of the most notable features of this vest are the wide, telescoping neck closure for keeping your pet's head well above water and adjusting to a range of dog sizes. The other is the strategically placed closed-cell foam panels for improved buoyancy that allow for a natural swimming posture. It's more expensive than the Kyjen, but the overall quality and durability of the Ruffwear seems to make it a really great overall value.
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A dog that has fallen or jumped off of a boat in the ocean and isn’t rescued could have a long swim back to shore and may not have the energy for it. Unforeseen situations can quickly develop that could put your pet into the water. A properly designed pet life vest keeps your dog’s head above water, even if he’s unconscious, and will keep him afloat when he becomes tired. A dog that swims too far out from the beach or a river bank to fetch a ball or stick may become scared and panic, causing him to go under.
Julius K9 3-in-1 Swimming Vest & Neoprene Jacket - Clean Run