When the temperature gets colder, it becomes important to make adjustments to your pet’s routine. This is essential so that your pet is happy and comfortable. Caring for your pet is a multi-level effort. It requires preparation. Your dog may love to have fun outside or cuddle with you in winters. But your pets definitely need some extra care in winters.
Keep your dog’s paws in care
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A dog’s paws are more prone to winters. For caring for the tail and ears, you can keep your walks short. You can walk during daylight hours. You can buy dog boots for your dog. It will provide warmth to your dog’s paws. Dog booties provide a shield from chemicals like deicer. Your dog can get ill if he licks his paws after walking on deicer. Dogs can refuse to wear booties. So, you can wipe their paws with a towel after the walk. Paw care is something that is required.
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Frostbite starts when the dog’s skin turns cold. The body then pulls blood to keep warm. The dog’s paws can get so cold that there can be ice crystals formed in the tissue. These can damage it. The bad thing about frostbite is that it is not visible easily. So, you can watch for signs of pale skin. The skin can turn hard and cold. When frostbitten areas get warm, they can be painful. Severe frostbites end up in black skin.
Make adjustments in daily calories