Juno how to keep pets safe in winter weather? Brindles does!
Cold Weather Tips for Pets
Don't wait for snowmaggedon 2015 or Blizzard Juno to get cold weather ready with your pets! Brindles shares our tips and some good advice from Animal Care & Control of NYC.
Stay Warm! And Look Great too
Short-coated dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater when temperatures drop. Make sure the sweater fits appropriately, is not restrictive and that your pet is comfortable putting it on and taking it off.
At Brindles, we know one very special pit bull pup who loves her sweaters from West Paw Design so much that she even sleeps in them!
Play Safe Outside in the Snow
Take a cue from Brindles fluffy friend, Max, who sports the reversible wool and canvas Camp Coat from Billy Wolf.
Bundle up with your pup if you are heading outdoors. Enjoy the snow, but limit play time. Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet's water dish to make certain the water is fresh and unfrozen. Keep extra treats on hand if you are on a winter walk or romp in the snow.
Keep Paws Clean and Protected
The salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet's feet and may be harmful if ingested. Wipe the feet with wipes (Brindles loves Green Tea Wipes) before your pet licks them to remove snow packed between your pet's paws.
Helping Pets Come in from the Cold
New York's Animal Care & Control shares advice for helping pets abandoned in the cold. If you find a stray animal that you are unable to bring to the shelter directly, we ask that you consider housing the animal until the roads are open. You can report the animal to 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are experiencing an animal emergency, please call 911 immediately. Not in New York? Check with your local shelter and community animal services to help pets in need this winter.
For even more tips visit: New York Animal Care and and Control.