Many dogs (and a few cats, too) like to play in the snow and enjoy winter time activities with the family. The beauty and fun of winter snow and ice may become dangerous quickly. Care must be taken to ensure that your pet stays warm and comfortable during winter months.
Keeping pets warm and comfortable, protecting paws, and planning for power outages are a few tips to keep your pet safe during the cold winter months. What do you do to keep your YOUR pet safe in winter? Please share your tips.Share what works
- Our all dogs have been and are outside dogs.In our area(north-east India),winters are mild,dogs do'nt require anything special,summer are also not too much hot,but humidity always nears 92-96%,so dogs alway require a bowl full of cold water and a kennel in a shady place.The most troublesome seasons are rains,showers are heavy enough to flood the normal heighted dog kennels,so during rains they stay in large wooden crates on veranda.Another problem during rains is that they pee on veranda for their inaccesibility to outside due to heavy showers.
- I can never get my long-haired dog to come back inside when it snows, she loves to play in it! To protect her feet, I always make her wear boots when she is out in the yard for more than a few minutes.
- —Guest Alivia
Walking Dogs During the Winter
- Never let your dog off the leash in snow or ice. Although it may seem like a fun option to let your pup frolic in the snow, it can prove to be extremely dangerous. Dogs tend to lose their sense of smell in extremely cold weather and become lost. Believe it or not, winter has the highest rates for lost dogs!
- —Guest Heidi Ganahl from Camp Bow Wow