FREE SHIPPING on the purchase of $80 or more.

How to Prep Your Dog for the Cold

November 02, 2017 0 Comments

How to Prep Your Dog for the Cold

It’s Inevitable, Winter is Coming:

How to Prep Your Dog for the Cold

Just like humans, dogs react differently to cold. Below are helpful tips to acclimate your dog to the effects of the brisk winter months.

Allow your dog to adapt to the cold in small amounts. Bring them outside in short time periods. Start with a longer time in the beginning, playing outside in the fall weather will give them a taste of the cold to come. When the cold finally rolls in and becomes below the forties, limit your dog’s outdoor time to under an hour. Try to bring them out into the cold weather for at least 30-45 minutes every day, this will help prompt their winter coat to grow thicker.

With the cold around, your dog will need to increase their calorie intake to account for the fuel they burn trying to stay warm.  However, if you plan on spending less time outdoors with your dog, this normally results in less physical activity. Take this into account when planning their diet. 

For grooming in the winter months, plan on maintaining your regular grooming schedule. Keep in mind the type of cut should be winter-appropriate. If you allow your dog to go un-groomed during the winter months, it can result in matted fur.  

To ensure your pet is comfortable during those chilly months provide them warm and comfortable bedding. Having a raised bed or cushion will allow the dog to not be directly on cold floors such as tile or concrete. 

These are all some helpful tips to make the chilly months a bit less chilly for your furry friend.





Also in Blogs

Easter time with your pets
Easter time with your pets

March 20, 2018 0 Comments

Hippity- hoppity Spring has sprung and we have an extra bounce in our step! The sun is out and shining, the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and

Continue Reading

What do I need in my kitten starter kit?
What do I need in my kitten starter kit?

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

If you are looking into adopting a kitten into your family, there are a few necessities your new furry family member will need. The list below shows all the things you will need to ensure a

Continue Reading

How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on everything?
How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on everything?

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

If you’re a first-time pet-parent or even a veteran pet-parent, trying to get your pup to stop chewing on your favorite

Continue Reading