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    8 Ways to Keep Your Dog's Immune System Strong This Winter

    If you live in a cold climate, winter can be a very exciting time of year. It’s a time for sledding, ice skating and playing in the snow. But unfortunately, it’s also a time for coughing, sneezing and itching. Winter is known for weakening our immune systems, and the same holds true for our pets.

    Why Does My Pet Have Itchy, Allergic Skin in Winter?

    Itchy skin on pets is hard to ignore. The constant licking, chewing and jangling of their collar is enough to drive anyone nuts! People usually associate seasonal allergies with spring, leaving pet parents stumped as to why their fur babies are itching up a storm in the middle of winter. Most attribute it to the dry air, but skin irritation could be more serious than that.

    Cold Weather Dos and Don'ts for Outdoor Pets

    Winter care for humans is simple. Slather on the lotion and put on a jacket when it gets chilly outside. But when it comes to our furry friends, pet owners are at a loss for how to guard against the harsh winter elements.

    5 Indoor Exercises for Dogs This Winter

    Winter means saying goodbye to long hikes and playing fetch on the beach. The temperature is plummeting, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Nor should it—dogs need exercise year-round, even when they’re cooped up indoors. Otherwise, your restless pooch may resort to destructive behaviors like tearing up the couch to blow off some steam.

    Can Pets Experience Seasonal Depression?

    When the winter blues start affecting humans, pet parents often ask, “Can my pet experience seasonal depression, too?” The short answer is maybe.

    Persistent Pet Itching: Is it Dry Skin or Allergies?

    Pets itch from time to time. But if they’re itching all the time, it becomes a problem! Pet parents can usually tell when something’s wrong, but it’s not as easy to tell what’s causing the skin to itch so badly. Some owners chock it up to general dryness, while others suspect allergies could be to blame. Either way, a vet’s diagnosis is necessary to get to the bottom of the issue.

    Be Mindful of Antifreeze and De-Icing Salts on Dog Walks

    There’s no question as to why humans wear snow boots in winter. The sidewalks are freezing and covered with toxic de-icing salts. If we need protective gear, so do our dogs!

    10 Tips for Preparing Your Pets for Winter

    It’s that time of year again! The temperatures are dropping, neighbors are salting their driveways, and the days are getting shorter. Many pet parents are so focused on acclimating themselves to the cold, they don’t stop to wonder if their furry friends also need winter protection.

    Winter is Coming: What You Should Know About Boots and Coats for Pets

    Don’t forget to grab a jacket—it’s getting chilly out there! The icy tundra of winter will be here before you know it. Pet parents get bundled up for winter walks, but what about our four-legged friends? We can’t speak with our pets, so many of us are left wondering whether our companions would appreciate some protection from the cold.

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