Friday, 9 November 2012

Winter Care For Your Dog and Puppy

Your pet needs extra care during the winter months. There are extra hazards in winter for your pet. Some dogs are more affected by the cold weather than others. Its best to have a winter jacket for your pet to protect them against the wind and snow during the winter months.

Do not leave your dog or puppy outside alone without a heated shelter.
  • There are dog protection booties that are available for purchase .
  • Do not let your pet run across frozen ice it could lead to disaster.
  • Do not allow your dog or puppy to eat snow as there could be dangerous objects or chemicals etc in it.

Keep your dog or puppy away form anti-freeze it is incredibly dangerous for them.Even though it smells and tastes good for them.

Do not leave your pet alone in a car during cold weather.

Exposure to cold weather can cause hypotermia in your pet which can lead to death.

Be aware of your pets body temperature and do not leave them outside for long periods of time.
Ensure that your Pet has a blanket to sleep on.

Groom your pet to ensure he/she has the best fur protection.

Increase your pets calorie intake, they burn more calories during cold weather.

Dry your pet if they get wet in the rain or snow.

Provide adequate amount of fresh water for your pet.

Your pet can get frostbite just as easily as humans.
Be aware of your pets safety during the Christmas. Keep your alcohol and chocolate treats away form them. If your pet boisterous don't leave him/her alone with the Christmas tree. Christmas lights when chewed could be problematic.Your puppy or dog could get a stomach obstruction from the eating of decorations such as tinsel. Holly and mistletoe are poisonous to pets.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Bringing home a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or an adult, is like bringing home a new baby – you need to be prepared, and you need supplies. So, I was looking for articles on buying dog supplies and then I came across yours inspiring read. Thanks!