Winter Pet Safety Tips from Petsecure (35)
Source: Petsecure PetInsurance
Spending time outdoors in the winter is a great way for both you and your dog to get plenty of fresh air and exercise, but there are dangers that come with cold weather. Taking precautions will ensure your dog has a fun and safe winter!
Although your dog wears a fur coat, that doesn’t always protect her from frostbite or hypothermia. Watch the windchill factor to see how long your dog feels comfortable outside.
Many dogs will ignore pain or discomfort while playing in the snow, so be on the lookout for warning signs of frostbite.
-Is she picking up her feet while walking or running?
-Is her tail tucked between her legs?
-Do her ear tips feel cold or rigid?
If you’re concerned, bring your dog indoors and make sure to call your veterinarian.
Remember, if it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s probably too cold for your dog.