As we slowly sink into Autumn, the Winter winds are just around the corner and we must think of our dogs, especially if you have a puppy; we know how to easily adapt but for dogs it can be harder. below are some tips that you should bare in mind.
. A fur coat doesn’t mean your puppy can’t get cold- While most puppies do have a nice fur coat to help keep them warm, remember that they can still get cold just like we do. When dealing with cold weather, make sure that your pet is never exposed to very low temperatures for too long. A prime example is leaving your pet in the car. Whether it’s winter or summer or in-between, leaving your pet in the car for long periods of time is a no-no!
. It’s important to make sure that you wipe down your furry pal after any outdoor time in the snow or ice. In addition to drying your pet and helping to keep them warm, wiping your pet down will help remove salt and harmful chemicals used on roads and sidewalks in the winter.
. Make sure your pup gets enough food in the winter. Just like humans, dogs will often exert extra energy on long walks in the cold, or play time in the snow.
Following all of these tips will ensue that your pup stays happy and healthy when the cold months come.