Winter is on its way- Care for Your Pets when temperatures plummet.


dog and cat on bed- CuddleCarepss

The chilly season is coming and if we feel the cold, our pets will too so I want to give

you a few ideas on how to make sure your pets don’t suffer cold related ailments

through the winter.

It is fairly obvious to say it but some breeds will feel the cold more than others. If your

furry friend is a husky, well, not too much to worry about as far as getting ready for a

cold snap!

However, there are many breeds with very short hair or none at all that will need some

extra attention as the weather cools off.

Cats do develop winter coats-at least some do! Nevertheless they love to have a jacket for those cold nights.

Our Luxurious Lady Luna and not so hairy Austin the Sphinx.

Kennels and Beds

If your dog is an outdoor pet, shelter is vital along with a “trampoline bed” or thick

bedding to keep up off the cold ground. Dogs love their kennels as much as we love

our homes so treat them to their own space and furnish it with a blanket. If you know

the night is gong to be particularly bitter, pop a hot water bottle (with a cover) into the

corner :) If your dog starts whining, shivering or appears anxious, or he stops playing and

seems to be looking for places to burrow, then it’s time to bring him in with you.

For your indoor dogs and cats, their usual basket or cage is fine but add extra blankets or heated pads or put a bed jacket on them for cosiness. Bean bags or even cardboard

boxes are great to insulate against the chills at night.

On cold days make sure the curtains are open so the sun can shine in - cats and dogs

love to find that ray of sunshine to lie in!

Trampoline bed- CuddleCarepss

To groom or not to groom

It is important to look after your pets' coat and provide the same regular grooming but

maybe consider keeping their coat a little longer through the winter months.

Also, if bathing your pet, ensure their coat is

completely dry before venturing outside- they can catch a chill too!

Dog in tartan coat- CuddleCarepss

Cat in coat- CuddleCarepss

Clothing

It is a great idea to give your old, sick or short

haired doggie a jacket for walks in the winter but is not necessary for your younger dog who

will want to run around in the park.

Remember there are doggie raincoats

for wet days and even booties if your dog is a bit

precious in the wet weather :)