Christmas is almost here and it’s time to prepare for the colder weather.
Most dogs don’t need to wear doggie clothes or coats, but smaller breed dogs with short sparse hair coats do feel the cold. If you decide to put clothes on your pet, make sure your pet feels comfortable, that it’s not too tight, and ideally not worn for more than half the day.
Prepare a cozy dog or cat bed in a warm dry place, away from any draft. Make sure to check it daily as wet bedding not only feels uncomfortable, but can also lead to skin infections.
Older pets and puppies may be sensitive to colder conditions and diseases such as arthritis, heart and respiratory problems may be aggravated in the winter.
Speak to us if you notice any health problems in your pet.
Finally, if you have feral or free running cats in your area that have access to your vehicle when it is parked, you may want to thump on the hood prior to starting your car, as cats will climb under the hoods of cars and onto the engine or surrounding area to get warm.