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Prepare Your Dog For The Winter Season

As cold weather and fronts near, temperatures usually drop. Your dog should be prepared due to this reason. Them being some of the most popular pets, they need as much love and attention as you would give to those that are dearest and nearest in readiness for the holiday season. You should put into consideration the difference between indoors and outdoors temperatures though you don’t have to completely overboard, because they can affect your dog. You should put into consideration reviewing dog’s food and also make sure they are in the right health and make the necessary changes so that your dog can be happy through winter.

You should be aware how your dog may cope and adopt with lower temperatures, which you may know through research. German Shepherds and Huskies are some of the breeds that will develop a thick coat which helps in coping with very cold weather conditions, but those that have originated from a warm climate area will feel the cold. In case your dog lives in the yard, it is necessary to ensure that its house is well insulated in readiness for the oncoming cold season. If it lives indoors, check that the bed it sleeps on has enough comfort and warmth so that cold does not reach them through floor tiles. The time your pet spends outdoors should be limited and make sure also to dry them off thoroughly before they enter the house.

You should take extra care of your pet if it loves to play in the snow because there is higher risk of infection and illness for dogs, just as humans, during the colder months. Though antifreeze tastes incredibly appealing to dogs, you should take care when using it because it is extremely toxic and should be used and also stored out of the reach of your pet.

You should ensure that your dog’s diet is observed during the cold season, it is important that they remain lean and in good health throughout the year. Make sure you feed your dog with a meal that is raw and nutrient filled to give it energy to enjoy and explore with you. Your dog should be well hydrated, by checking that the water it is drinking is enough. So as to prevent your dog’s sensitive tongue from being injured, you should change its metal bowl to a plastic one.

You should keep your pet well groomed, regardless of the cold outside. Grooming and brushing your dog should be done after spending its time outside.