Fido’s Beach Bag

Do you like taking your pet to the beach in summer? Whether you’re planning to spend a weekend at the shore, or prefer other swimming holes, chances are your pup will be more than happy to accompany you. You may want to get a beach bag ready for your canine pal. A local Marietta, GA vet suggests some things to keep in it below.


Put a few towels into Fido’s bag. You’ll want a soft one for him to lay on, and a few others for wiping/drying him off with.


Always bring plenty of water along for Fido. Even if you’re headed somewhere that has a fountain, it’s best to bring your own. That way, you’re not stuck if the facilities are out of order.


Collapsible bowls are really handy to have on the beach. You can also get a water bottle with an attached dispenser. Both have their own pros and cons. You can leave water out for Fido in one of the collapsible bowls. However, it could get knocked over or get sand in it. The water bottles will keep the water cleaner, but you’ll need to offer it to your furry friend. Our take? Get both!

Paw Care

Dogs’ paws are very sensitive, and can get burned very easily running around on hot sand or tar. Fido could also cut his furry feet on broken glass or a sharp rock or shell. Keep paw balm and a pet first-aid kit handy.

Cooling Gear

Georgia summers can be pretty hot. You may want to get your pooch a cooling vest. You can also bring a bandana along. If Fido gets too hot, soak it with water and tie it around his neck. The evaporating water will help cool him.


Dogs can get sunburns, just like people can. Pups with thin and/or pale skin are most susceptible. Ask your vet to recommend a good brand.

Doggie Necessities

There are a few things you should pretty much always have with you. These include waste baggies, a tie line, and a pet first-aid kit. Your canine buddy will also appreciate having some treats available.


Always err on the side of caution. Keep a doggy lifejacket with you!

Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your Marietta, GA veterinary clinic, we’re here to help!

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