The beauty of winter time is undeniable! We all love to watch the snow fall and create landscapes that we could gaze at for hours — from inside. Although pretty in pictures, these frigid temperatures can mean bad news for our health and well-being but we’re not the only ones that can suffer this season. Just like us, animals can also experience things like hypothermia and frostbite. With temperatures plummeting and freeze warnings in effect, it’s important to not only keep ourselves warm but make sure our four-legged friends are cozy too. Here are some tips on how to protect your pets from the frosty climate this season.
Keep them inside — if you have outdoor pets, be sure to keep them inside as much as possible. This may involve a little extra play time as they are used to a good amount of exercise.
Drink up! — it takes a lot of energy out of your pets to regulate body temperatures during cold weather so be sure to keep them fueled up with plenty of food and water!
Dress for success — it may seem silly but pet couture isn’t a bad idea! Keep your dogs warm on walks with vests or even little booties that protect their paws from the icy sidewalks and also prevent them from absorbing any toxic materials used during this time of year to keep the snow and ice at bay.
No car, no problem — Don’t leave your pets in the car! You may think this rule is only for summertime, but below-zero temperatures can turn your car into an ice box causing your pets to freeze to death!
Snuggle time — just like you, your pets prefer a warm place to sleep. Give them a pillow or blanket in a nice spot away from drafts to ensure a good night’s rest.
Keep these tips in mind this winter to provide your furry friends with the best care and as always your friends at Top Tails Dog Walking are willing to assist in any case!
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