Summer is officially here! Which means creating your list of what to pack for a per-friendly beach trip. With a little preparation and the right essentials, you can ensure a fun and safe beach trip for both you and your pet. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the must-have items to pack for a pet-friendly beach adventure. From sun protection to water safety, let’s get ready to make unforgettable memories with your four-legged companion!
Sunscreen for Pets
Just like humans, pets can get sunburned, especially those with light-colored or thin fur. Pack a pet-friendly sunscreen to protect sensitive areas such as their nose, ears, and belly. Look for a sunscreen specifically formulated for pets and avoid products containing zinc oxide, as it can be toxic to them.
Hydration is crucial, especially during hot summer days. Bring plenty of fresh water for your pet to drink and a collapsible bowl for easy access. Remember, drinking saltwater can be harmful to pets, so ensure they have access to clean water throughout the day.
Shade and Shelter
Providing shade and a cool resting spot is essential. Bring a beach umbrella or a portable pop-up tent to create a shaded area where your pet can relax and escape the direct sun. It will also help prevent overheating and protect them from hot sand.
Beach Blanket or Mat
A comfortable spot for your pet to lie down is essential. No one wants to lay on the sand, why should your pet? Pack a pet-friendly beach blanket or mat to provide them with a clean and cozy area to rest. Opt for materials that are easy to clean, sand-resistant, and quick-drying.
Leash and Harness
While some beaches allow off-leash activities, it’s crucial to have a leash and harness handy for safety and control. While some dogs are behaved off-leash, you may still run into other pets you’re not sure about. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Check the local beach regulations to ensure you comply with the leash policy and choose a harness that is comfortable and secure for your pet.
Toys and Games
A pet-friendly beach trip isn’t complete with some fun! Keep your pet entertained with their favorite beach toys and games. Whether it’s a floating fetch toy or a water-resistant frisbee, interactive toys can provide mental and physical stimulation for your pet while enjoying the beach. Does your dog love to dig? Try hiding toys in the sand for them to find; you can always clean them off later. If your dog loves the water, be sure to bring floating devices for them as well.
Maintaining cleanliness is important when visiting pet-friendly beaches. Pack biodegradable waste bags to clean up after your pet and dispose of waste properly. Be a responsible pet owner and help keep the beach environment clean for everyone to enjoy.
First Aid Kit
Accidents can happen, even on a fun-filled beach trip. Be prepared by packing a pet-specific first aid kit that includes items like bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, and any necessary medications your pet may need. Consult your veterinarian for a comprehensive list of first aid supplies.
A pet-friendly beach trip can be an amazing bonding experience with your furry companion. By knowing what to pack for a pet-friendly beach trip such as sunscreen, water, shade, toys, and safety items, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure for both you and your pet. Remember to always prioritize your pet’s well-being and follow beach regulations to make the most of your beach getaway. Have a paw-some time in the sun with your beloved four-legged friend!
Keeping Your Pup Happy While You’re Away
Coastal Paws is at your service and ready to help board your pet in a safe environment, or just enjoy a day with new friends at our doggie daycare! We are a luxury pet resort and doggie daycare and offer unmatched, quality service for you and your pet every day of the year. Call us at 843-800-PAWS (7297) to book your pet’s next stay.