It is getting cold outside, and your pets know that. Don’t think their year-round fur coat makes them impermeable to cold weather. Kitty-cat’s and Puppy-dogs can catch those winter nasty bugs too. Here are some tips to keeping your little furry ones healthy and warm this season.
- Pet fashion. Little Killer will just have to deal with the taunts from other dogs at the park when he trots up in his winter sweater.Puppy sweaters helps to hold in more body heat and keep out cold will save you an agonizing trip to the vet. There are such adorable things as pet shoes…but good luck with those if they didn’t even like the sweater! However, you might just inspire the rest of the community to get in on the puppy fashion show.
- Avoid wet puddles. No one likes wet paws or bellies, so limit times on wet grass or snow, depending on the size of your breed. Keep a close eye out for puddles that may be deeper than they appear on the surface. When your walk is over, dry off damp paws softly with a warm, dry towel.
- Pet-friendly heaters. Nothing comes close to the feeling of cuddling on a cold night with your four-legged friend nearby. However, when you can’t be there, your companion can still feel the warmth from a heated blanket or space heater that’s made specifically to be safe around curious pets.