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dogs feel the chill too

How to Take Good Care of Dogs in Winter

Winter is right around the corner. It is inevitable that some people will be happy about it while there are others who will find the season a bother. While it may be true that the white wonderland that comes with the snow is magnificent to the eyes, the freezing weather and risks that go with the season can sometimes dampen one’s feelings.

dogs feel the chill tooHow you view winter is also the same way how your dog views the said season. Some dogs get oddly happy when they see the snow while there are also dogs who feel lethargic during the winter. You should make sure to take good care of your friendly canines.

#1. Keep in or let out?

In a typical season, it is only natural that you spend time together with your pet outside of the house and get him the Bark Box for his needs. It may be in the backyard or at the park. However, you should consider keeping your dog indoors, especially during the winter months or when you live in icy areas. The dog will freeze like an icicle if you keep the dog out.

#2. If you bring your dog out, coat him up.

What this means is that you should protect your dog when you are going out. Just think about it: if you go out in the middle of winter with just light clothes on, you’ll become a snowman in no time! What do you think would happen if you go out with your dog and that little devil isn’t wrapped up? The dog’s fur alone is not enough to keep warm. Now, in case the dog’s shelter is outside the home, it is important to ensure that this dog house is warm, draft-free, and dry during the winter months. Otherwise, it will only be inevitable for them to get sick.

#3. Keep food and water dry.

proper diet and exercise for petsWhen it is cold, it takes more energy for people and dogs to stay warm. In response to that, animals will tend to eat more during the cold season. Providing them with enough food and water is a good idea. Of course, you have to keep an eye on the diet and water bowls. Otherwise, they will just be frozen foods and drinks that the dogs can’t enjoy. Dogs don’t find pleasure in licking a frozen lump of water.

#4. How about fad diets?

The dietary needs of your dog will depend on whether it is an indoor animal or an outdoor one. For indoor animals, they sleep more in the cold season to conserve their energy. Even when you bring them outside during the winter months, they don’t actively exercise. For that, it is highly recommended to adjust their food and water intake accordingly. Otherwise, you’ll find out that your pet has gained excess weight over the winter season.

#5. Frosting

The winter frost is a severe problem when it comes to dogs during these months. Frosting usually occurs at the paws, ears, and tips of the tail. When these parts frost over, there is a high chance for the dog to suffer from frostbites. Especially if the pet is an outdoor pet, it is imperative to keep the dog warm at all times. You may have to get special coats, booties, or even hats for the dog when you bring it out for a walk. Early warning signs of frosting include blisters and waxy skin.

#6. Avoid antifreeze.

During the winter season, a lot of people make use of antifreeze products. However, the chemical spill from this can cause problems for your furry pet. Wintertime antifreeze spills, if it is taken in even the smallest amount, can be fatal for the dogs. It will start with signs of convulsion which eventually leads to death. If you see your dog convulsing or start acting “drunk,” then immediately take your beloved companion to the vet.

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