Pet Winter Care Tips

“Winter is here and this means that your dog needs an extra special attention and proper care during this freezing and icy season.”

Winter care for dogs differs with their breed. There are some dogs that cope well with cold weather and there are others that don’t. You have to know the preference and biological constitution of your dog to decide upon the kind of pet care is appropriate for your dog. As they say prevention is better than cure so if you have earlier experience of problems then it is better to take preventive winter care measures for dogs.

Just like you, your dog feels cold at night. It might even urge them to pee in their sleep. You have to give them a blanket to keep them warm. Usually dogs are loving animals who like to snuggle up next to you in cold weather. If you don’t want to have them in your bed then make them a cozy and comfortable bed of their own, ideal situation is to provide them with a stylish Modern Dog House to provide them with a space of their own.

If you are giving your dog a bath, then blow dry their hair immediately. Dampness is very dangerous for dogs as the phlegm will accumulate in their lungs. If your dog is scared of blow dryers use a towel to give then a thorough wipe and don’t let them out for some time.

Your dog needs quality and proper dog nutrition intake during wintertime. Like humans, dogs become more susceptible to getting sick during the winter when our immune system abilities are lowered. Adding the proper supplements is the easiest way to ensure your dog is healthy. Give your dog extra calories to produce heat in their body. Feed more meat to your dog as a winter care measure. Give them only warm milk and no cold things like ice creams even if they drool over it.

It’s important to stay active during the winter, even if this means playing indoors. Rest is also important so your dog can build up and store the extra energy they need to keep warm in cold temperatures. A good balance of exercise and rest is the key.

Paw Care is very important for your dog as salt and other chemicals used to treat roads, in addition to the biting cold, can mean painful pads that leads to licking or itchy skin that leads to scratching. Wiping you dog’s paws after each time they’re outside will help remove irritants from the outdoor elements and prevent little cuts and cracks from forming. If your dog’s paws become irritated, try soaking them in warm water.

Proper brushing and grooming ensures better circulation and therefore a better ability to keep warm in the cold. It also helps to towel dry or blow dry (on low heat) to fully dry your dog after being outdoors in the elements.