December 17, 2021
Happy Holidays to all! Whether you decide to travel outside or stay indoors, caring for your dog during the winter is important to keep him safe. Check out these five tips for protecting yourself and your dog during the colder months.
Limit outdoor exposure
Taking your puppy on a winter trip may sound like fun, but there are some precautions you need to know. Limiting outdoor exposure will ensure that your dog stays warm and protects him from frostbite. Be sure to check the temperature before you leave and pack all the necessary items in advance.
Wrap a good jacket
Just because your dog has a fur coat doesn’t mean he shouldn’t wear a jacket. Protect your dog from snow and wet surfaces by dressing him in a nice sweater or jacket. Dogs with short hair should dress especially warmly!
When going indoors after spending time in the cold, take a towel and make sure you dry your dog properly. It is best to start with the head, then dry the abdomen and paws. Be sure to dry behind the ears and tail.
There is nothing better than lying in bed after a long day of playing outside with your dog. Just as you want to cuddle under a warm blanket, your puppy deserves a nice dog bed to comfort him. Stay warm and cozy by giving them warm shelter and a safe place to sleep.
Set a haircut routine
Baths and haircuts and brushing! Oh my! Setting a winter grooming routine for your dog can help keep them healthy while protecting their hair and skin. When bathing your pet, be sure to lather with a gentle shampoo to get rid of mud and dirt. Groom your dog well in winter, but never shave his entire coat. Keep your coat in top condition by investing in a good brush to remove tangles and reduce felting.