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Animal Doctor: Sometimes the Dog Paddle Isn't Enough

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dear Dr. Fox:

We have just purchased a used boat and would like to take our two small dogs (16 and 12 pounds) out on it. They are not strong swimmers.

Do you have any information on dog life vests? We don't have access to computers.



Falling off a boat and getting too much sun while on the boat: These are concerns for all sailors, two- and four-legged.

Call 888-783-3932 to connect to Ruff Wear (also at It's in Bend, Ore., and has an excellent collection of products, all made in the United States and manufactured from organic and recycled materials.

Dear Dr. Fox:

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