Hi everyone! I wanted to talk to you about keeping your pets warm during chilly months. We have been fortunate to not have ice or snow so far this winter, but some nights still get down to freezing temperatures.
Ways to keep your pet warm:
1. Keep your pet indoors. This is the best way for your pet to stay safe and warm. If you aren’t able to keep your pet inside your house, consider the garage. Just make sure there are no hazards for your pet to get into! The garage will provide shelter from cold wind and rain. Be sure your pet has a comfortable place to sleep.
2. If you can’t keep your pet inside and have no other option, make sure that your pet has a well insulated house to escape the cold. Make sure the house is big enough for your pet to stand up and turn around. It should block the wind and provide an escape from rain. Use bedding to help your pet stay warm.
3. Board your pet. If a bad winter storm is coming and you have nowhere else for your pet to go, consider boarding for a night or two. This will ensure your pet’s safety and provide a comfortable place out of the cold.
4. If your pet stays indoors and exercises outside, provide a coat and/or boots for your pet. Shorthaired dogs can get cold easily. An extra layer will help them stay warm. If your pet is going to be walking through snow or ice, doggy boots can help keep their feet warm and help prevent injury.
Stay tuned for my next post on winter safety!