Inspect your dog's coat to ensure it's thick enough to keep them warm during winter. Brushing helps distribute natural oils and maintain insulation.
Create a cozy indoor space with blankets, a dog bed, and a warm spot away from drafts. Provide a safe and comfortable winter haven.
Adjust your dog's diet for colder weather. Consult your vet for guidance on proper nutrition and feeding to support winter health.
Protect your dog's paws from ice and salt. Use pet-safe ice melt, boots, or paw balms to prevent cold-weather injuries.
Limit outdoor time during extreme cold. Use a leash and supervise walks, and be aware of potential hazards like frozen water
Regular grooming prevents matting and helps maintain a healthy coat. Trim long fur to prevent ice and snow buildup.
For short-haired breeds, consider using doggy sweaters or coats to keep them snug and warm when heading outdoors.
Ensure your dog has access to fresh, unfrozen water. Dehydration can occur even in cold weather due to increased activity
Engage in indoor games and short outdoor walks to keep your dog active without exposing them to harsh weather.