Whether we want to admit it or not, we’ve been pretty lucky to escape the white, fluffy stuff that normally covers our driveways and lawns by this point in the season. We’ve seen a few flakes here and there but nothing that has made any lasting impressions. Sooner or later the fluff is going to come and when it does your pup will appreciate a little extra TLC after spending time outdoors.
The picturesque scenery of a freshly snow covered field may make us want to strap on our snow boots and start a snowball fight but to your fur kid’s feet and fur coat it can be a nightmare. Dry-split pads, matted fur and brittle nails can be a painful reminder of winter’s brutal touch.
Seniors, puppies and dogs with arthritis are the most susceptible to the brutal squeeze of freezing temperatures and below zero wind chills. Dogs with thin or fine fur, such as pitties, are also more likely to suffer the effects of colder temperatures. Hypothermia and frostbite are two medical conditions every pet parent should be leery of during the winter months. They can set in quickly and pose great risk to your fur kid.
Below are some tips and tricks to keep your pooch happy, healthy and leaving paw print trails in freshly fallen snow!
With over 10 years of experience through ownership and rescue work, I hope to share my knowledge and insight to happier, healthier fur kids. Have a question, feel free to ask!