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Tips for Boating with Pets
Tips for Boating with Pets


(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Boating is a pleasure for the entire family, including your beloved pets. No matter if you’re out on the water for an hour, a day or a weekend, we all prefer to bring our pets on board instead of leaving them on dry land.

DiscoverBoating.ca offers some helpful tips to prepare to go boating with pets including:

Bring a Flotation Device. Pets should always wear a flotation device, preferably one with a handle so their head can be lifted above water.

On-Water Exercise. Get your pet active by letting them run on deck or swim. Bring floatable toys to play with. It's a good idea to have their nails trimmed and in good shape before your boating excursion.

Eats and Treats. Bring a little extra pet food, plus some treats, just in case they work up an appetite. Carry a fresh water supply as well.

— News Canada

(For more information on pets and animal adoption, please visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com. Or, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PetConnectionProgramsinc. Located in Marilla, N.Y., Pet Connection Programs Inc. is a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter founded in 1984.)


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