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Review – Ruffwear K9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket

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If you are looking for the best quality life jacket for your dog and you don’t mind paying a little more the Ruffwear K9 Float Coat is the best dog flotation device you can get. The price is a little higher than some of the other dog life jackets on the market but the quality of the life jacket is worth the price. The Float Coat has a great design that won’t interfere with your dog’s ability to swim. It will just give your dog the extra lift to keep afloat if the dog gets tired or is in rough water. Here’s a quick overview of the pros and cons of the Ruffwear K9 Float Coat:


  • Design – This dog life jacket was designed to fit comfortably but securely on dogs. It has a telescoping neck to fit securely on any dog. All of the straps and buckles are inside the jacket so that they won’t get stuck on branches or trees or on the side of the boat. There is a sturdy handle that you can use to steer your dog or get your dog out of the water fast. The Float Coat has the most intuitive design of almost any dog life preserver on the market.
  • Quality – The Float Coat is made from a high-quality nylon that resists scratches and puncturing so it will last for a long time. It is hard to damage it and the float cells are very well protected so that they will continue to provide support for your dog in the water for a long time. The coat is well constructed and the neckpiece, which is critical for proper flotation and keeping the dog’s head above the water, is one solid piece so there are no seams that might loosen or break down.

Negative Points

  • Price – The price of the Float Coat is higher than many other dog life jackets. But when you consider the quality of the jacket and that it will last for years – even through heavy use the cost is not such a huge issue. You can’t put a price on keeping your dog safe.
  • Color Choice – There are only two color choices available for the Float Coat. It comes in either bright neon yellow or bright red. While a larger color selection would be great at least the colors that are available are high visibility colors so that you will be able to easily spot your dog in the water even if you get separated from the dog. If your dog gets lost the bright yellow or bright red dog life jacket will stand out even on land.

Product Conclusion

Overall the quality of the construction and great design of the Ruffwear K9 Float Coat dog life jacket make this product our top pick. You will pay a little more but you’ll get a solidly built life vest that your dog will be comfortable swimming in for many years to come. That’s definitely worth paying for.

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Jeremy King

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