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Can Japanese Spitz swim?

Can your Japanese Spitz swim? Are you going to take your Japanese Spitz out for a swim? You should think twice. Although you may think that your dog is born to swim in the water, the fact is that swimming is not fun for many people, and even Japanese Spitz is uncomfortable. Even if your Japanese Spitz likes water, some behaviors can put him at risk of drowning unless you take precautions from the beginning.


Don’t let the weak Japanese Spitz swim

You should also be careful when you try to get a sick, old or obese Japanese Spitz into the water. Although life jackets are always a good idea, they are absolutely necessary at certain times and places. In addition, overweight Japanese Spitz and long torso may be difficult to keep floating, so you should also wear a life jacket every time you swim.

Choose the right life jacket

When choosing a Japanese Spitz life jacket, there are several key factors to remember, buoyancy and visibility are the most important. Whatever life jacket you choose, it should fit. Japanese Spitz’s life jacket should be tailored to the size of your dog. Your Japanese Spitz should not be allowed to swim without supervision, especially in water bodies with current, such as rivers and oceans. When you’re not sure about the strength of the current, it’s better to be careful.


Don’t swim in strange waters

Unknown waters mean unknown dangers, some of which can be fatal. For example, a common danger on river banks is snakes. Some snakes like to dig small holes in the ground or hide under rocks, so be very careful not to let your dog explore where they may stick out their nose to frighten snakes. In addition to wildlife, pay attention to sharp rocks or shells (which can scratch your dog’s feet) or changing water depths. If you don’t know how deep the water is, check it before you let your Japanese Spitz in. Another often overlooked risk is cyanobacteria, which Friedman says can cause severe gastrointestinal discomfort and eye, ear, throat and skin irritation in Japanese Spitz. Many Japanese Spitz will swallow some water when swimming, so cyanobacteria is a worrying problem. This is especially true in warmer months, because algae tend to proliferate as the water temperature rises. Buy a Japanese Spitz.

Don’t ignore the cold weather

As a rule of thumb, pet owners should not expose their Japanese Spitz to their own uncomfortable temperature. Cold water can put your Japanese Spitz at risk of hypothermia, falling below the normal range of 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.