There is nothing more important to a dog owner than keeping your pooch safe. During the Winter, we have to be extra careful with our pups.
- Clean Your Dog’s Feet and Stomach – Driveways and streets use a lot of salt to deice. Road salt uses a lot of chemicals that are not good for your pups. Use warm water and make sure to get the spots between the toes and pads. Keep them moisturized.
- Avoid Thin Ice – You do not want you or your dog to fall through ice. Not only is it dangerous, but your dog can pull or strain a muscle if they slip and fall.
- Keep your Home Humidified – because of the dry heat in the house, your dogs skin can dry out and become itchy and flaky.
- Feed Your Pup a Little More Food – during the cold, your dogs are burning off energy to keep warm, so, feeding them a little more in the winter can provide them with much-needed calories. Make sure to keep them hydrated too!
- Don’t Neglect Exercise – If your dogs are used to the cold weather, be sure to continue walking them. Pent up energy can take a toll on the dogs. They can become restless being inside all the time.
- Keep the Area They Sleep in Warm– Make sure to move their bed away from any drafts or windows. Add a blanket or pillow to give them extra warmth.
Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside.