Winter can be a wonderful time of year, bringing forth snow-capped mountain peaks and trees glistening with icicles. But despite its beauty, winter can also bring dangerously cold temperatures, and not just for humans. In this post, we'll discuss different ways to keep your dog warm and safe when the mercury starts to drop.
The massive snowfall and drop in temperature throughout the country has many pet owners wondering if it is safe for their pets to be outside for extended periods of time. A warm coat on top of your pet’s thick fur might seem like sufficient protection but depending on a variety of factors, taking your dog for a decent walk or leaving your cat in the backyard could seriously endanger their health. These factors mainly revolve around your pet’s behavior after being outside, the type of pet you have, and of course, the severity of the weather in your community. Every winter brings different weather and your pet’s health is subject to change, so you cannot just assume this year’s cold is going to be just as safe as last year.
Dogs are just like your home and car in that they must be physically prepared for winter to avoid harm. This is because dogs need to go out multiple times a day, despite the various hazards that await them as soon as the temperature starts to drop. Fortunately, it’s very easy to keep your dog safe as long as you follow a few simple guidelines about the right clothes and behavioral tips.
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