It seems like cold weather hit us hard. I know Laura doesn’t appreciate the snow. Although, sometimes it seems like she’s having a blast. That said, there are some simple things you can do to keep your furry friend happy and warm.
1. Keep them inside on cold weather days.
Sounds like “duh” advice, but this is especially important for cat owners. In addition to the cold temps, cats can take shelter under car hoods. So if you have cats around your home, hit the hood a few times before starting up the car.
2. Keep the leash on in cold weather.
As a greyhound owner, this is non-negotiable anyway. In case pooches get lost easily, snow is not the friend of an animal that uses scent. Keep the leash on no matter what.
3. Out for a walk on city streets or roadside?
Clean off paws and bellies before settling into a warm blanket. Salt does a number on digestive tracks and can be unhealthy.
4. Check around your car for antifreeze leaks.
Although toxic, antifreeze tastes yummy for pets. Clean any leaks quickly. Monitor your pet when around the car.
Need more tips?
The ASPCA has some pawsome cold weather tips to help pet owners keep furry family members happy and healthy this winter. Read them here.