It is not a rocket science considering the fact, that during the winter we should care about our doggy more. Our Pet is exposed to additional risks connected with cold.
** Dogís pads
We have to remember that dogís pads are the main point of contact with the freezed surface and salt being spread all over it. This can cause their cracking, irritation or even inflammation. In the extreme cases Ė it would involve the pharmacological treatment.
How to prevent it? Each time when you go out with your Pet you should lubricate its pads with special ointment. You can buy it in the zoological shop. At least if you donít have one use oil or grease. Remember about it because skin irritation of your Pet can be very painful for it. There are also special shoes on the market for Pets that are really sensitive to cold. Itís gonna be also helpful regarding salt on the snow and mechanical injuries.
After every walk when you come back, wash your dogís paws with lukewarm water. There still might be some salt or sand flecks between its paw fingers. Itís worth to mention that there might be some sharp objects laying under snow layer. Thatís why you should carefully watch your dogís legs after each walk.
** Dress it
Especially considering these breeds of dogs which are very sensitive to cold (e.g. chihuahua, york, miniature pinscher) the dress is strongly advised. Same to elderly Pets as well as these with health problems.
How to get a proper outfit for our dog? There are plenty of them in the zoological shops. Prime principal is to let our dog have movement abandon.
** Winter diet
Serving proper meals is also very important. You should focus on delivering your dog meals which are enriched with A, D and E vitamins and have the higher caloric value.
** The last thing
Do not shear its hair during winter. It is the natural cold protection of your dog.
What are your formulas guys to protect your dog during WINTER?