Winter is nibbling at our toes so im sure your pets are having the same issues. Doggie Day Care for winter is a great way to keep your fluffy friend warm. Here are 5 more tips.
1. WRAP UP ON WALKS
It may be cozy indoors, but your dog needs regular walks regardless of the weather. When out on walks it’s important to make sure your four-legged friends are wrapped up warm. Put a dog coat on them when you go out, especially if you have a fine-coated dog, such as a Greyhound or Staffie.
2. CHECK FOR SNOW BETWEEN THEIR TOES
Check your dog’s paws and dry them thoroughly after they’ve been outside. This is especially important with long-haired dogs as they are prone to snow compacting between their toes and turning into ice balls which can prove very painful. If they are agreeable, you could trim the long hair between your dog’s toes to help prevent this.
3. CHECK FOR SALT AND GRIT BETWEEN THEIR TOES
Clean their paws at the end of your walk as salt and grit from roads and pavements can also get lodged between their toes.
4. KEEP THEM WARM AND DRY
Dry off wet and muddy dogs after walks and make sure they have a cosy bed to return to which is away from any cold drafts.
5. KEEP THEM ACTIVE INDOORS
Some dogs can be very reluctant to venture out into the cold. If this is the case, do not force them out but make sure you provide them with lots of toys for them to play and keep them occupied while indoors.