As cold weather and fronts near, temperatures usually drop. Due to this, you should prepare your dog when winter rolls in. They need the same love and affection as that you would give those that are dear and near to you. Though you don’t have to completely overboard, you should consider the difference between indoors and outdoors temperatures, which can affect your pet together with sniffles and frostbite. You should put into consideration reviewing dog’s food and also make sure they are in the right health and make the necessary changes so that your dog can be happy through winter.
You should do some research about your dog to find out how their breed copes and adapts with lower temperatures. You’ll find that some larger breeds like Huskies and German Shepherds will develop a thick coat which will help withstand adverse weather conditions but if they are originally from a warmer climate, they will most probably feel the chill. You should check if the dog house is well insulated and ready for the oncoming cold spell, if your pet lives in the yard. You should check on the beddings belonging to the dog, if it lives indoors, make sure that they are comfortable and warm to avoid it getting cold from the floor tiles. Make sure that your pet spends limited time outdoors and you should also dry them well before entering the house.
Just as humans are at a higher risk of contracting infections and illness during colder months, so is your pet hence you should take more care of it if it loves to play in the snow. Antifreeze, though it tastes incredible to dogs, care should be taken when using it because it is quite toxic and for that matter it should be stored away from your pet’s reach.
During the cold weather, ensure that your dog’s diet is observed, the dog should remain lean and in good health. During the cold season, a meal that is raw and nutrient filled is the best for your dog because it is raw and nutrient filled to provide the necessary energy needed for it to enjoy and explore with you. Your dog should be well hydrated, by checking that the water it is drinking is enough. You should change your dog’s metal bowl to a plastic one so as to prevent it from injuring its sensitive tongue.
Even with the cold outside, you should keep your pet well groomed. You should brush and groom your dog after time spent outside.