Friday, August 15, 2014

Water Safety

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participating in Safety Week in Blogville
hosted by Sidebite and Sarge

Five Water Safety Tips for Dogs!

Did you know that French Bulldogs are one breed that will eventually sink while in water?
We are top heavy, broad, muscular.
Our life jackets have an extra shelf under our chins to keep our heads above water.

From the ASPCA

****Don’t leave pets unsupervised around water—not all dogs are good swimmers.

****Heat from the sun is more intense around water.Watch your dog for signs of sunburn or heat stroke, and keep him off hot sand as it can blister paws.
****Buy your dog a life jacket—and use it. Just like with people, it’s easy for your pup to develop a cramp in her leg, become exhausted too far from shore, or, in rivers or oceans, get overwhelmed by tides.
****Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt, as well as bacteria or dirt she might pick up from a pond or lake. Be sure to remove wet collars to prevent hot spots.

****Try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals that can easily cause a bellyache.Water from lakes, ponds and rivers should also be avoided as it often contains nasty parasites that cause vomiting, diarrhea and other health issues.


Even professional surfboarders should be skilled swimmers and 
aware of all water dangers.

Lily & Edward

Coming up..........

Aug 15: Search & Rescue –  Bert
              Zoomie Safety – Millie & Walter
               Stormy Weather Safety –Casey & Cinderella   
               Pickpocket Protection – Easy – Easy

Aug 16: Picnic – Sasha and Ruby
               DJ Rockin’ Wills – Sweet William – Sweet William   
               Concert -  Bad Dog Agency
               Surf Jammers concert – Sarge
               ADTR Fundraiser Kissing Booth – Mona & Prissy

               Bounce House  -  Frankie & Ernie


  1. Excellent water safety tis Lily and Edward...the boys here go simming in the dam...we have harnesses on them and very very long ropes..this way if they tire we can get them...also the things that grow in the dam water at certain times can give the pups a really crook we do not encourage them drinking it..we check them for leeches is fun but needs to be safe :) hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

  2. Lily and Edward....OMFBDs I love love your life jackets and the chin rest is out of sight. Sometimes my head gets very heavy when I'm sleepy. I need one of those. MOL MOL MOL Surfer Dude Frankie and his tighty whiteys cracks me up every time I see it. Bravo for a great post!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. Good tips! Boxers aren't naturally good swimmers either. I feel much more comfortable in my life jacket, even if I'm just splashing in the shallows.

  4. Great tips. I learned how to swim while wearing a PFD.

  5. Dudes looking good and sporting some very snazzy kit. Pool water is not advised here either not that we have many pools around, big sigh. Great post. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. We have an in-ground pool at our house BUTT I avoid it. WEENIES DON'T SWIM...WE SINK! BWHahahahahah

    Thank you for all the great safety tips!


  7. what a wonderful post and some excellent information - well done you two :)

  8. Wonderful! You both look adorable! :-P

    Lots of Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

  9. I did not know your breed was prone to sinking, Lily. Wow! That's something new I learned. I too use my lifejacket when we go canoeing...I am not a strong swimmer at all. I don't like to swim either so at least the lifejacket helps keep me afloat and has a handle to scoop me out of the water quickly! Excellent post!

  10. Excellent information. Mom makes us wear our life jackets all the time!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

  11. Great tips and info! We love your jackets!!

  12. I agree with you a life jacket is definitely a good thingy. And to be careful when riding the waves or when we cross all seven seas is essential. BRAVO for a super post!

  13. Hey Lily & Edward!
    Wow, this is really cool info! I didn't know some breeds are prone to sinking. Fascinating stuff. I love that chin shelf on your floatie vest. Helps keep the water from reaching our snooters. OMD you both look fabulous in your water gear and thanks so much for hosting this fur us! :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  14. Rocking those glasses, Edward! Momma doesn't have a life-jacket for me, we don't do to much where I'm by any water that I'd need one, but you both look super-safe and just awesome in yours!

  15. Great post guys. Mom has to carry sunscreen for some of us who have light noses. We get all pink and sore without it.
    Fudge and the Portie Pack

  16. Well I guess everything sinks eventually. But I want to stay afloat as long as possible. Lee says she is going to get me a life jacket for the next time we hit the water.
    Thanks for being a friend
    William The Scot

  17. Very good safety tips guys!!! I don't like gettin my furs wet, so I don't thinks this will be a problem...well, unless my bathtub overflows...
    Ruby ♥

  18. Thank you for telling peoples about this, we sink like a rock if mom puts us in water deeper than the kitchen sink. Love your vest.
    stella rose

  19. Wow, I almost forgot to mention ::: You will be entered in the Host Appreciation Drawing for a cool prize. Random drawing to be held on Monday, August 18th.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  20. Teachers.... TEACHERS... Miss Lily and Mr. Edward .... TEACHERS it is ME ERNIE... over on the left side of the front row... OMD Miss Lily and Mr. Edward... this is such a GRRRRRand Class. I did not know that you two could actually Sink. It is excellent that you have Life Vests with CHIN SHELVES.. OMD I learned SO much here in your class... I have NOTES... and I am gonna STUDY hard. THIS could save my life. VERY impawtant info indeed.
    OMD... that is my brother there... I can't believe that he was out on his board and I was stuck HERE on the HILL doing hard work.
    THANK YOU fur Teaching us this stuffs. You did a GRAND JOB fur SURE.
    Now I am gonna go put Sand down Frankie's Zoom-O's fur not lettin ME Surf the BOARD.

  21. We have never been in water deep enough to swim. Dad wants to get a paddle boat of some sort that we can all go out on. If we do mom says we have to get life jackets. like the chin shelf!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  22. We didn't know you would sink. Hailey says she is part French Bulldog, that is why she doesn't like to swim. Love your life jackets, enjoy your boat adventures!

  23. I wants a lifejacket, they looks cool !
    Looks of good informations for a young pup, thank you Lily and Edward.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah

  24. Oh...we didn't know they made pupper jackets with chin support...what a great idea! Beside Lily you do look awesome in it!

    Thanks for being a part of Safety week, betcha lots of puppers that are around water get life jackets now!

    Top Cop Bites

  25. Very good advice! We were swimming today and I had to get rinsed off, Mom says I stink like a lake, whatever that means. Love that surfer Dachshund!

  26. What wonderful advice!! We will make sure to....OH WAIT...we don't d water BOL!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  27. We didn't know you'd just sink....very interesting.

  28. I like your elton john glasses, Edward! :)

  29. Excellent safety tips Lily and Edward! We bought Grandpa Bob a life jacket this year to keep him safe when in and around the water.

    Lily Belle & Muffin
    p.s. Love that little handsome furend on the surfboard!

  30. And please don't forget to touch the concrete before letting your dog walk on it!

  31. Awesome safety tips and reminders. Like Andreas comment about testing temperature of concrete and also asphalt to see if it might be too hot for our kittle feer.
    Ernie and the furkids

  32. Ooops...should be little feet. :-/

  33. OMD... I need a better assistant.
    Should be Ernie not Etnie. Sorry

  34. Those are wonderful water safety tips! We don't have anywhere to swim around our house. I really want to go to the beach some day. Mom loves your chin puff on the one you wear. As a Basset, I will also sink. Thank you for teaching us how to stay safe. ☺ P.S. Pierre & i have Hot Air Balloon rides tomorrow! Y'all come ride.

  35. Thanks you for the wonderful safety tips for water! Thank goodness I have no desire to go in it! Even my backyard pool. Love Dolly

  36. Thanks for this great post with lots of good information. I don't like water except to drink, but if I ever go on a boat, I will make sure to have a special jacket like yours .

    Stop by the pizza truck for refreshments.

    Love Sasha

  37. I luv swimmin, but I are always supermavised.

  38. I think my sister would sink too, she is large.


  39. I love the design of your life jacket. That's ingenious. I sink too. Maybe I need one :)

  40. Great information, Lily and Edward! We never knew that some life jackets have chin shelves.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  41. Excellent tips you got there! Thanks for sharing!! We never knew about the chin shelves either...ours don't have those!

  42. Thanks for the safety tips. You both look quite seaworthy in your life vests!

    Critter Alley

  43. That was an excellent lesson. Thanks for sharing all these water safety tips.

  44. Pawsome water safety advice. We are a bit slow reading all the safety week posts.

  45. Imma little confused about the salt thing... Why is it bad? Back when I was a kid, when our dogs had ticks and fleas, we would usually take them to the beach for a swim. It's always worked to kill them pesky parasites.


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