As winter approaches, the days get shorter and the nights colder, we are more prone to ailments, aches and pains and we also need extra warmth. We all begin to wear sweaters and warmer coats. But what about the dogs? Did you know that dogs can also suffer the same effects in winter?
A few simple precautions is all it takes for your dog to be warm, happy and secure.
If your dog sleeps outside, in the laundry or garage, please make sure that the bed is raised off the floor and that there are plenty of blankets, towels or whatever you have. His bedding needs to be clean and warm and can be easily washed.
Contrary to what you might believe, even dogs with heavy coats, Shepherds, Retrievers, Huskies even, all feel the cold. Make sure that the bed is away from prevailing wind and sheltered from rain.
Smaller breeds and those with short hair might need a special winter coat so you might consider purchasing a dog coat to keep them warm.
Let’s face it, they can’t tell us if they’re cold but as responsible owners we must use our common sense to keep them warm, dry and draft free. And particularly for those shorthaired breeds like Terriers, Boxers, Danes, Blues, Bulldogs etc.
Do you have an older dog? Joint pain is more prevalent in the colder months and you may notice they are a little stiff after a long sleep, or have trouble with stairs, or even a problem getting into the car. Apart from your normal visit to your vet for treatment there are some natural remedies that can help with joint problems. Ask your Aussie Pooch Mobile dog wash groomer about our Vets All Natural range of supplements.
If you are in any doubt contact your Vet. Winter can be a problem for some dogs.
Many avoidable illnesses are created by extremes of temperature and adverse weather conditions, hot or cold. You can do a lot to help by simply keeping them warm and dry.
Aussie Pooch Mobile dog wash cares for your dog in winter with warm water and blow-drying!
Remember, keep that dog warm and dry and when he needs a nice warm hydrobath dog wash – you know whom to call!