As winter is well and truly here and as the temperatures drop, we find ourselves rugging up with warm jackets, scarfs and extra blankets on our beds to keep us warm at night. But what about our pets, how can we keep them warm and cosy during winter?
It is sometimes forgotten that our pets are just as accustomed to the warm weather and shelter of our indoor homes just as we are. It is important to consider your pet’s wellbeing during the colder months and consider the many things that you can do to keep your family pet warm and safe this winter.
Winter Warming Tips
- Good Exercise
Keep your pet warm and healthy during winter and prevent any extra winter kilos creeping on with plenty of exercise.
- Regular Health Checks
Don’t forget to take your furry friend to the vet for a winter health check-up. Older pets in particular are susceptible to chilly temperatures and you may notice them start to slow down over the next few months.
- Fresh Water
Pets still require plenty of fresh water in winter especially when they are spending time indoors as the heating can dehydrate them quickly. If you live in particularly cold area, be sure to check your pet’s water bowl regularly to make sure that it has not iced over.
- Warm and Comfy Bedding
Now is the time to reconsider where to house your pet overnight. If you pet sleeps outside, provide it with a warm place to sleep and rest utilising thicker bedding, warm jackets and lots of cosy cuddles.
For more information on keeping your pet warm and healthy this winter contact your local VetLove team.