A Dog's Winter Checklist
Dogs are very resistant to cold because of their thick skin and fur, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t require care and extra protection from cold weather. If you own a rescue dogs bc and you live in an area that’s quite cold, you need to know about the essential rescue dog’s winter checklist to ensure that your friend stays warm and comfortable.
Dog apparel canada for winter primarily consists of a dog coat. While dogs have fur, this doesn’t mean that they can’t catch a cold and fall gravely ill. Remember that the size of the coat is really important. It shouldn’t make the dog feel suffocated. It shouldn’t also be too lose. Also, make sure you get the right size because most vendors don’t accept returns once a pet has worn such a coat. The dog should be able to move freely, but it should remain snug on his body throughout all rigorous movement.
Furthermore, dogs have a habit of licking their paws which can directly transfer germs from the paws into their body. That is why it’s recommended that you wash your dog’s paws on a daily basis. Make sure you use warm water during cold weather. Washing paws with cold water can make your dog feel uncomfortable. Also, a lack of activity in winters can make dogs lazy, depressed and sleepy. So, make sure that you introduce indoor games to them so that they remain active and healthy even when it’s cold outside. When it’s really cold outside you should consider putting on the 2nd part of dog clothes Canada which is some form of dog booth to protect their paws on the cold ground, which might contain salt particles that prevent slipping but can get lodged in the rescue dogs bc paw and become uncomfortable. They will lick and bite at it which in turn will make their paws more susceptible to freezing when they are covered in slobber outdoors.
Dogs need extra skincare during winter because of the overall atmospheric dryness, low humidity, and the heat indoors. Make sure that you wash your dog’s fur with warm water and try not to use a shampoo. The vet told me just to clean Indy with warm water as even doggy shampoos will excessively dry out his skin which in colder months where the atmosphere is very dry, would not be good.
Also, ensure that your dog remains hydrated. Car coolants and anti-freeze chemicals which are used in winters are dangerous for dogs. As a dog owner, you have to make sure that such items are kept them away from your pet. Furthermore, see to that your dog’s bed is warm and comfortable for them. Having a lot of fur doesn’t mean they your dog won’t appreciate a warm blanket. Keep your pet’s bed away from the window or door during winter. And be sure to check out all of our dog clothes Canada that all directly help rescue dogs bc and dogs for adoption bc by sending meals of dog food to partner organizations like the humane society and spca with every purchase.