A lot of dog owners think that because their pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold better than humans. This isn’t necessarily the case. Like us, some dogs are used to the warmth of indoor shelter and cold weather can be as hard on them as it is on us humans. Whatever your viewpoint on winter, one thing remains certain: it’s a time when our beloved pets especially the elderly ones, need a little extra care.
Some dog breeds are blessed with thick fur that keeps them warm naturally, even in very cold temperatures, but dogs with thin coats may need to wear a sweater or coat when out for winter walks. A good coat should reach from the neck to the base of the tail and also protect the tummy. If your dog feels the cold, try to walk him in the late morning or early afternoon hours when temperatures are a little warmer, and avoid early morning or late evening walks.
Choosing the right bedding is vital to ensure your dog stays warm. Warm blankets can create a snug environment; raised beds can keep your dog off cold tiles or concrete, and heated pet beds can help keep the stiffness out of aging joints.
Above: Chloe is a delightful character and would be a wonderful pet
Trixie, Chloe, Martha and Frank are between 1 and 2 years old and have been with us since they were kittens. We think they deserve a loving, permanent home – do you have room for them? They are all delightful characters and would be wonderful pets. Phone Elaine on 0410 016 612 for further details.
The Animal Welfare promotes responsible pet ownership and all our animals waiting to be adopted have been vet checked, micro-chipped, de-sexed, wormed and vaccinated