Playing with snow, doing skiing and making snow BBQ are all good experience in the winter, but we are affected by the cold and so are our dogs.
Here are some practical tips to keep our dog warm, safe, happy and healthy throughout the whole winter.
- Set regular and limited dog’s time outside;
- Keep him/she indoor whenever possible;
- Buy some suitable and warm clothes and shoes for he/she;
- Mind his/her age and the change of the weather;
- Build a heated bed or heated surroundings for him/her, if we do not know what temperature level is suitable and comfortable, learn from Google; if we cannot stay with him/she for the most of time, we had better use some smart temperature sensors to monitor the temperature and humidity remotely on our cellphone.
- Keep their feet well-trimmed and well cleaned to avoid ice balls between pads and toes;
Other useful tips we need to keep in mind:
- It might look like fun to slide across that frozen pond, but ice can easily crack, and our dog — and we— could fall in. Slipping on ice can also lead to muscle strains and other injuries.
SO AVOID THIN ICE!!
- As little as a teaspoon of antifreeze can cause kidney failure. If we think our dog has ingested antifreeze, it’s important to get to a vet as soon as possible.
SO TAKE AWAY ANTIFREEZE AND STORE THEM WELL ENOUGH TO KEEP OUR DOG WELL AWAY FROM THEM.
- CONSIDER SOME PLAN TO DEAL WITH POWER LOST.