Featured Photo – Protect Your Pet

Monday, December 3, 2012

No matter what the species, remember to protect your pet when boating.  Photo by USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer Brad Simpson.


Every boater knows the crucial importance of proper safety gear on deck.  But do they realize that their boating companion also needs proper safety protection? Just like humans, boating pets need the added protection of  life jackets. These can be found at your local outdoor sporting center.  Sizes are available to fit most pets, even unusual ones.

Article by Brad Simpson, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, says Brad Simpson, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Even though dogs are swimmers by nature, a life jacket is still necessary. The life jacket keeps the pet afloat at all times and enables the animal to swim longer. You pet cannot tell you they are getting tired or fatigued. Canine life jackets features can also include a reflective handle that makes it visible day and night and allows you to pull your pet out of the water with ease and comfort.

Remember, when Fido is your first mate, keep Fido safe.



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