Friday, November 13, 2015

Preparing for Winter

Well its coming down to that time again - WINTER.  Just a few reminders for our pet families when the cold weather returns. 

If you have a dog, you may want to consider buying a coat to help keep the chill out.  There are so many stores that carry dog coats so the selection is wonderful.  Its not only the coats that help them feel less chilly, but the booties are definitely a good thing to invest  (if your pet will keep them on).  The booties are always a good thing to have as it will not only keep the chill off their little feet but will also help to decrease the chance of frostbite.  If you dog just gets the booties off and will not wear them, we suggest that after any walk, make sure to check the underside of your dogs paws for ice build up as it can cause irritation and we don't want your little one or big one to feel any discomfort.

If you have a dog that stays outside, please make sure there is enough bedding in the dog house for warmth and a that clean fresh water is given every day - REMEMBER TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT FREEZE.  If the temperature is really low, ensure that you have another option of keeping your dog somewhere indoors if needed.

With Winter and Christmas just around the corner (Christmas is only 42 days away) be sure to make sure the Chocolate is put away.  Chocolate toxicity is a true emergency so please seek Veterinary care if your pet ingests any type of chocolate.

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