Dogs getting ready for the beach

May 22, 2013 6:37:46 AM PDT
From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.

For your dog.

Pet owners have plenty of choices for pooches whose fur isn't fashionable enough for beach wear.

Tommy Bahama Pets offers a Hawaiian shirt and a dress with a ruffled skirt.

Designer John Bartlett makes a canine beach tank top.

And Martha Stewart Inc. produces a life jacket.

Veterinarians have some practical advice for beach-going pooches and their owners.

Doggies can get sunburned on skin that isn't fur-covered, so be careful and use sunscreen.

Also bring plenty of fresh water for your four-legged friend to drink and an umbrella for shade.