Essential Pet Care During Winter

Just as we need to pay more attention to our health in harsh weather, our pets also need extra love and care during the winter months. Whether you have a cat, dog or smaller pets, they need to stay safe and warm. A veterinarian can personally advise you on your pet’s hygiene and health, so go visit one. Nevertheless, here are some suggestions you can use for your pets to keep them healthy throughout the cold season.

Use warm cloths

Keeping pets warm throughout the season is crucial. Many suffer from health problems because they are not covered by woolen clothes. Use warmer, snug-fitting sweaters and clothing for your pet to keep them from being exposed to the harsh winter weather. When you take them outside for a walk, put an extra stove on them.

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Keep them hydrated

Since cold air absorbs more moisture from the body than warm air, pets can become dehydrated even in winter. Maintaining their internal hydration is crucial, so make sure they drink enough water. Try giving the water a flavor they like if they refuse to drink the water. Feed them wet food to help their bodies retain more water.

Make their bedding comfortable

We need to make sure our pets have a room of their own that’s warm and comfortable enough, even though we all know how much they like to make every corner of the house their own. Cozy, familiar blankets and toys eventually become their safe haven. Also, if your home has a heater, make sure it’s pet-proof so your pets don’t hurt themselves trying to warm up.

Groom them regularly

Thorough grooming is important for your pet’s health. To keep them warm and toasty, give them a hot bath, change into a sweater, and use the right moisturizers to maintain their skin. Preferably, treat dry skin, cut the hair between the toes, pay more attention to the nails, and don’t forget to brush them regularly.