Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dog Care In Cold Weather

group of small dogs in winterFall is here and Winter is just around the corner. Just as hot weather can be a concern with your dog during summer, the chilly winter weather is also something we must keep in mind for the protection of your dog.

Many people understand that when the weather is hot during the summer we need to keep in mind how the heat effects our dogs. Such as, the extreme heat that is generated in a parked car - the same is true when it is cold outside. Typically, it is colder inside the parked car then outside as well. We never, even in mild temperatures, want to leave a pet unattended in a vehicle for extended periods of time.

Also, be mindful of the cold when taking them for a walk outside. Many dogs have short hair, or even breeds such as the Maltese don't have an undercoat and may become hypothermic during extreme low temperatures. One may even consider purchasing dog coats, dog hoodies, or a dog sweater which can be found at Whirly Dog Supplies to aid in keeping your dog warm and dry.

Please be understanding to your dog this winter, consider dog clothing and pet apparel, and limit or supervise your pet during colder times of year. Lastly, never leave a pet unattended in a parked vehicle, it is a health and safety issue.

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