Winter tips for your pets

If its too cold for you,  its too cold for your pets too. 

Today we take a look at some of the things we might just overlook with our pets during winter months:

  1. Pets should remain indoors as much as possible during winter months.  If you don’t want to let them in, make a warm space for them in your garage next to a panel wall heater.
  2. Booties is a great idea for winter walks.  During the winter their paws could collect sand and grime that will not dry too soon.  If they wear booties, this could help them from getting this clogged in between their paws and creating an irritation that could lead to pain or infection.
  3. Apply moisturising lotion to your dogs paws to help chapped paws.
  4. Towel dry the body and paws if they have been outside in the wet and cold.  It will help to prevent itchy and flaky skin.
  5. Brush regularly to stimulate blood flow and clear the coat from matting or items clinging to the fur.
  6. Avoid bathing your pets during winter.  This is the time that their skin develops the oils to protect their skin.  Too much bathing will remove these important oils from their winter coat.
  7. Trim long hair in between the paws to help prevent clinging of mud and grime.
  8. As humans do, animals also need extra warmth to survive cold weather.  Its always good to feed them a little extra during winter.
  9. Remember, if the weather’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet.
  10. Never leave your pets alone in the car when the temperature drops.

 


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