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Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe this Winter

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I’m sharing these Tips on Keeping your Dog Safe this Winter from Camp Bow Wow. I hear a lot about pet safety during the warmer months, but winter can also be stressful for dogs.

Keeping Your Dog Safe this Winter

 

There is a huge difference between Bailey Mae and Jeb in the outdoors. Jeb has hair that repels water. Bailey Mae has hair that is more like human hair and absorbs water. Bailey Mae is low to the ground with her short legs, so her stomach gets cold and wet.

Bailey Mae is low to the ground with her short legs, so her stomach gets cold and wet. Jeb has long legs, so he is usually not in the wet, coldness.

These 6 Tips on keeping your dog safe this winter will make for a great winter:

  • Never let your dog off the leash in snow or ice. Although it may seem like a fun option to let your pup frolic in the snow, it can prove to be extremely dangerous. Dogs tend to lose their sense of smell in frigid weather and become lost. Believe it or not, winter has the highest rates for lost dogs!
  • Thoroughly wipe down your dog when he comes back into the house after being in the snow. It is common for dogs to ingest salts for melting ice as well as anti-freeze, which can prove to be very toxic. Not only is ingesting toxins a problem, but leaving snow between your dogs’ toes can cause ice chunks to freeze on their fur, possibly causing your dog to rip their hair or pads.
  • Use Dog-Friendly/Pet Safe Ice Melt whenever de-icing outdoors. Again, the toxins in most products are NOT safe for pets or humans to ingest.
  • Similar to how you should never leave your dog in the car during the summer, the same goes for the winter; a car can act almost like a freezer in the winter, trapping heat outside and causing your pet to freeze to death. Likewise, a Shelter is always a necessity! Whether always an outdoor dog or just outside to play, make sure to have a shelter for them from the wind and snow.
  • Fresh water is a must at all times, as your dog may be more likely to lick ice and eat snow if he/she is thirsty from lack of water. Similar to the above point, it is common for dogs to ingest snow-melting-salts and antifreeze.

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