Winter Safety Tips: Keep Your Dog Healthy In Winter

  • 17/11/2018

Wind, ice, sleet, and snow can hurt your dog in winter weather. If you want to keep your dog healthy and happy, it is essential to keep him away from the ice. Slipping on frost can lead to muscle strain and different other injuries. You will need dog boots for your pet to cover their paws. Winter season can increase the chances of abrasions and bruises. The hair on paws of dogs can form ice balls between toes and pads. Keep your dog’s well-trimmed and cut their hair so that they can get an even surface of the foot.

Clean Feet of Dogs

Streets are covered with calcium chloride, and sodium chloride and these sidewalks are safe for pedestrians. These substances are not suitable for paw pads. Make sure to wash off the feet of your dog. Some people keep a bucket near their door to rinse feet of their dog when they come in from cold. You can use lukewarm water and clean spots between pads and toes. Some dogs need a good moisturizer for their dry skin.

Limit Outside Time of Dog

Dogs may suffer from frostbite, particularly on tail tips and delicate earflaps. You can protect your dog from these problems in cold weather. Northern breeds with heavy-coat may thrive in low temperatures. You can keep your dog indoors to avoid frostbite that includes a blue or white appearance on the skin.

Even a fuzzy dog in your house needs time to adapt to freezing temperatures. Short chillers outside can help your pet get used to current changes in weather. You can engage your dog with indoor activities. Choose interactive toys for your pet for both physical and mental exercise. Your dog must have a coat for the winter season. He can’t go out in a light jacket of spring. Buy suitable wardrobe of winter for your pet.

Age of your dog is a significant concern. Similar to humans, young and old dogs have a difficult time regulating the temperature of your body. They may have an extreme reaction to different changes in the weather. Frolics in snow can be burdensome for a delicate constitution. Keep the puppies and oldsters indoors for their health.

Protect Yourself from Antifreeze

Protect your dog from antifreeze because even one teaspoon can harm the kidneys of your dog. Pay attention to your dog if he swallowed any antifreeze. You can see visible symptoms, such as drunken appearance, lethargy, panting, excess thirst, seizures, vomiting and drooling. If your dog has accidentally ingested antifreeze, you should take him to his vet as soon as possible. Several types of antifreeze come in different colours, such as green ethylene glycol. Pay attention to the sniffing places of your dog.

You can’t shave the skin of your dog in winter. The coat is necessary to provide him with warmth. If your dog has long hair, trim his coat to avoid clinging balls of ice and salt crystals. Your dog needs a moisturizer in the winter season to prevent cracks on dry skin. Make sure to have good insurance for your pet for his additional expenditure. The iselect may help you in the selection of a right insurance plan.

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