When the cold days come and mercury starts to descend, it is important not to forget about your pet’s safety. Here are some suggestions on how to keep your pooch warm and safe.
More dogs get lost during winter since they can easily lose their keen sense of smell and not be able to find the way home.
Just to be on the safe side, put an ID tag on his collar or fit your buddy with a microchip ID.
Clean Paws = Healthy Paws
Clean your dog’s paws every time after going out. Road salt, antifreeze, sand, and other materials can accumulate on his curious paws, and he could end up licking, ingesting or absorbing toxic materials.
If you suspect your dog has ingested some of the poisonous materials, immediately contact your local vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Center.
Don’t shave long-coated dogs. He needs his precious long fur to stay protected during cold winter months. As for short-haired dogs, buy or make him a dog sweater to help keep him warm, no matter how silly they look.
Food = Energy
It is likely that your pooch likes to play in the snow. In that case be sure to feed him a little more than usual, especially proteins. That way your buddy will definitely be prepared for the cold, but fun winter.