For some people, cold weather is regarded as a mere nuisance; for others, it’s a fun time filled with winter joys. Whatever your position is, one thing remains the same for all of us with dogs: it’s a time when our beloved pets need a little extra care to ensure their comfort and health.
While dogs and cats have fur, they are warm-blooded and not immune to temperature changes. This means they can benefit from an extra layer for warmth. If your dog is small and short-haired, he’s likely sensitive to the cold. The same goes for older pets and those that may be ill.
It’s starting to get cold outside and dogs are very sensitive to weather changes. Therefore, before temperature drop, we should take some steps to prepare our pets for winter season.
Do not forget our dogs will need to keep warm and safe while they are outside. Many of them have got a fur coat, but when the temperature drops, it may not be enough to protect them against the snow and ice.
Here are some tips to get our dogs ready for winter:
We must not shave a dog during winter time (from December to March). If you take your pet to the groomer or groom it yourself, make sure it keeps enough fur to stay warm.