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When it comes to summertime fun, you can’t forget about your furry friends this season. Whether they jove to jump and play in the pool or they join you out on the lake this summer, it’s important to ensure that dogs can safely enjoy the water.
Along with removing collars before swimming, supervising all water activities, and teaching dogs how to swim before allowing them in the water, the OSPCA recommends dog life vests as another way to protect your pets. According to their website, “dogs can get cramps just like we can, or they can get tired too far from shore. Even if a strong swimmer, there may be a strong current, and you can’t always know your dog’s stamina.”
A life vest can help keep them afloat until you’re able to help pull them from the water, and are often designed with handles to help you easily get a grip and lift them out. In addition to providing safety handles and floatation, one trending life vest for dogs also features two fun designs to keep them looking their best this summer.
What is it?
The Deenkk Dog Water Vest has risen 943% in sales this week on Amazon, placing it among the site’s top Movers and Shakers. Starting at just $23, the vest comes in sizes ranging from extra small to extra large which are suitable for dogs between 2 - 50kg (4 - 110lbs).
The life vest is available in two fun designs: mermaid and shark pattern. An adjustable belt and quick release buckles ensure that the vest can easily be placed on or taken off, and lightweight mesh fabric ensures that the vest dries quickly.
SHOP IT: Amazon, from $23
What shoppers say
On top of quickly rising through Amazon’s Movers and Shakers, the Deenkk Dog Water Vest has so far earned a 4.5 star rating based on nearly 200 customer reviews. For large and small dogs alike, pet owners have been impressed with its durability and seemingly comfortable fit.
“I bought this for my 90 pound German shepherd/husky for when I go boating. My dog had no problems wearing it and was able to walk/run/jump with it on,” wrote one reviewer. “Bonus use as a prop for Halloween!”
“Bought this for our puppy to take him boating. He’s a 13 pound bishpoo and the sizing chart was spot on,” added another. “It fits good and is easy to put on. He didn’t like it at first, but sure loved the boat ride. Now we show him his life jacket and he stands ready to put it on to go boating.”
A few reviewers noted that they had issues with the buckles and the fin, but in general most were impressed with this affordable life vest.
“It’s cute [and] good quality, however the fin won’t stay up which is the whole point,” wrote one reviewer.
If you’re looking for a fun way to keep your dog safe this summer, the Deenkk Dog Water Vest is an adorable option that holds up in pools and lakes alike. Just keep in mind that if you’re looking to buy the shark model, you may end up with a droopy fin - something that a few stitches may be able to remedy.
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