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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Cats have some unique care needs, and these are made even more apparent in the winter months. Once the temperatures drop, snow begins to fall and the days get shorter, you might need to implement a few more elements into your cat’s daily routines.
Winter’s shorter days and colder temperatures are known for having a range of effects on humans, but did you know they can affect pets, too? Both dogs and cats experience a number of changes, physically and behaviorally, once the temperatures dip and the sun goes down earlier in the day.
Hypothermia in dogs is no joke. Just like with humans, the condition can rapidly become fatal if not treated immediately. If hypothermia sets in, there is a series of simple steps you should take to save your four-legged companion. This winter, take extra care to protect you and your dog against the elements!
When winter begins and snow and ice begin to pile up outside, it’s tempting to curl up under a blanket and hide away from the cold. Unfortunately for pet owners, though, dogs still need to go outside to do their business and get some daily exercise in!
During the winter months, pet owners and pets tend to stay inside more, away from the cold and snowy conditions outside. If you live in a cold climate and your pet experiences allergies, you’ll probably be relieved that the grass and leaves have died, and that pollen won’t resurface until spring.
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