Need to Warm Up?
This is one way to keep your pet warm!
In all seriousness, if you are cold outside, so is your pet.
Don’t forget to protect the pads of the feet if you are out on a walk. The cold cement, snow, and salt really can do a number on their feet. Check their feet often. Wipe them off after a walk to remove any snow, ice, or chemical de-icer they may have picked up.
Be sure to offer outdoor pets protection from the wind and always keep fresh water (not an ice cube in a dish!) available at all times. When the temps really drop, consider bringing them inside or into a heated garage or shed if possible.
If your pet is older, getting around in the cold weather may be more difficult. Take it easy and let them set the pace.
Coats aren’t just for people anymore. There are plenty of sweaters and coats for dogs these days. You even can make your own out of a the sleeve of an old sweater or sweatshirt!
Here is a good article with a few more cold weather safety tips for you to check out. And if the video below doesn’t warm you up, then we don’t know what will.