Have a pet on board is a rewarding experience for owners and crew alike, and ensuring they are safe provides peace of mind for both parties.
Small things can make a big difference. The most essential being the purchase of a high quality, well fitted life jacket (as modelled by Alba in the above photo) and having researched and tested those on the market, SVS can advise and supply you with the best there is. Equally, a pet first aid kit ensures you have everything you need to hand, if needed. Depending on where you are going, and for how long, SVS can provide you with a personalised pet first aid kit that contains all the essentials for veterinary care at sea. This can range from the most basic essentials to a fully comprehensive kit - talk to us about what you need.
For certain pets, bigger safety features might be needed, such as the addition of railings, dog-appropriate door sensors and modified swim platforms. For new builds, these features might be incorporated from the start, whereas others may be adapted at refit, or for the sole purpose of having a pet on board. We can advise you on what is needed. Pets are a member of the family, and no less consideration should be given to their safety on board than a child’s!