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Top Boating Accessories For Your Dog

Top Boating Accessories For Your Dog
Dog on a boat

Embarking on a boating adventure with your fur baby can be an incredible experience, but it’s important to prioritize their safety and comfort, just as you would yours, while out on the water. To help you make the most out of your excursion, we’ve compiled a thorough list of the top boating accessories for your dog. With these must-have items, you can be confident that your pup will stay secure and content throughout the journey.


1. Water Toys – Boating Accessories For Dogs

First off, to keep the goodest dog entertained while on the boat, don’t forget to bring along some toys. Dogs love splashing around in the water and playing fetch — the Chuckit! Amphibious Fetch Dog Toy Kit is a great option to keep your dog amused and happy while out on the water. Owners can opt for any toys made to float so they won’t get lost in the ocean, and it’s wise to choose toys that are constructed with durable water-proof materials.


2. Lifejacket

The safety of your dog/s on the water is of utmost importance and equipping them with a life jacket is a necessary precaution for their protection. Our top pick is the Outward Hound Dog Life Jacket, with its durable and comfortable design. Equipped with dual handles for easy emergency grabbing, adjustable side release buckles for just the right fit, front float support to keep their head above water, and reflective accents and bright colors for easy spotting, this life jacket provides the ultimate security and peace of mind for you and your pup while on the boat.


3. Towel Robe

After a refreshing dip in the water, it’s essential to keep your furry friend dry and snug. Not to mention — drip-free. A towel robe is an excellent option for this, providing warmth and coziness. However, be cautious not to leave it on them for too long in the hot sun to prevent overheating. Our top pick is the Barkbox Premium Absorbent Hooded Dog Bathrobe Towel, which is designed to efficiently dry off your dog while keeping them looking stylish and comfy.


4. Spill Proof Water Bowl – Boating Accessories For Dogs

When it comes to keeping your fur baby hydrated on the boat, opt for bowls that are specifically designed to withstand rough waters and prevent tipping, such as the Ray Allen Buddy Bowl – Spill Proof Dog Water Bowl. Not only does it feature a unique spill and splash-proof design, but it also encourages healthy drinking habits. This bowl is an ideal choice for travel and boating adventures and is made from FDA #1 non-toxic polyethylene right here in the USA.


5. Ramp & Ladder

To help your dog easily climb aboard your boat from the dock, consider a pet ramp such as the PetSafe Happy Ride Extra Long Telescoping Dog Ramp. And for quick access in and out of the water from your boat, the SOLSTICE Inflatable Pup Plank Dog Float Floating Ramp Ladder is a top-notch option (for those without a swim platform). Otherwise, you may have to do a lot of heavy lifting to get your dog in and out of the boat.


6. Portable Grass Pad

If your pup needs to answer nature’s call while on board, a portable grass pad is an excellent choice. It’s easy to clean and can be placed on any surface of the boat. Check out the Doggie Lawn real grass pad or Four Paws Wee-Wee Dog Grass Patch Tray for hassle-free solutions to your dog’s bathroom needs while onboard.


7. Sun Protection – Boating Accessories For Dogs

Just like humans, dogs need protection from the sun. Protect your doggos sensitive areas by applying a dog-friendly sunscreen. Try Emmy’s Best Pet Products sunscreen, made from naturally-derived, non-toxic ingredients. Slather it on their nose, ears, and any other exposed areas to keep them protected while on the water.


8. Waterproof Dog Bed

After a while out on the water, your pup will likely be in search of a place to lie down. Your fur baby deserves a nice soft spot to relax and nap while on the boat, and a waterproof dog bed is a perfect solution. Our top pick is the Bedsure Waterproof Dog Bed, made with premium materials and features a removable and machine-washable cover. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, ensuring your furry friend stays cozy and content throughout the entire boating adventure.


9. Water Shoes & Eyewear – Boating Accessories For Dogs

Don’t forget to protect your dog’s paws and eyes from the harsh elements of the water with specialized shoes and goggles. Consider the XSY&G Waterproof Dog Shoes for ultimate protection and the Rex Specs goggles for clear vision and eye safety.


10. Hat

Lastly, to shield your dog’s head from the sun and keep them comfortable, don’t forget to pack a stylish hat such as the Frisco 30 + UPF Dog Beach Cap, on your boating adventure – our top recommendation. After all, what’s better than a pup in a hat?


Other Essential Boating Items & Considerations

Remember to pack essential items such as food, treats, a leash, collar, and plenty of water for your furry companion. You may also want to consider bringing a GPS tracker in case of emergencies, a travel bag to keep everything organized, collapsible bowls for convenience, a tie-out line for safety, and motion sickness medication (if needed) prescribed by your vet.


Relax & Enjoy Boating Time With Your Dog

Whether your dog is a seasoned boater or going for the first time, these accessories will provide the ultimate level of protection and convenience. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your time on the water knowing that your fur baby is safe and content by your side. So, pack these must-have boating accessories for your dog and embark on a boating adventure today!


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