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3 Ways to Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter November 27, 2019

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3 Ways to Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter, Manhattan, New York

Just like their human counterparts, it’s essential to keep dogs warm and comfortable during the winter. In doing so, you will protect them from the adverse health effects associated with cold weather. From cozy pet accessories to smart habits, below are some ways to get started.

A Cold Weather Guide for Dogs

1. Give Them Shelter

It’s ideal for dogs to be kept inside during the winter. If they must be kept outside for whatever reason, make sure they are given proper shelter. This could be in the form of a heated dog house with lots of blankets. Make sure entrances are covered with a tarp or other waterproof material to eliminate wind chill. 

2. Limit Exposure

pet accessoriesWhile your dog may enjoy frolicking in the snow for hours, it’s important to bring them inside after they’re done going to the bathroom and playing for a brief period. Even breeds like Huskies, who have a thick fur, will be exposed to the elements through their paws, nose, and ears, causing discomfort. For breeds with thinner fur, this step is even more crucial. All dogs are susceptible to hypothermia, so stay alert for any whining or shivering that indicate it’s time to go inside.

3. Bundle Them Up

Owners can purchase pet accessories like coats to make cold walks more enjoyable. This will allow canines to retain body heat, and therefore spend more time outdoors. Styles that cover their belly and reach up to their neck are ideal. Toy breeds like Chihuahuas and senior dogs, whose arthritis symptoms may worsen in the cold, will especially benefit from these products. In their case, owners may opt to dress them in the proper pet accessories each time they go out to go to the bathroom.

 

If you have a dog that needs a coat or jacket to keep warm this winter, Pet Fashion and Grooming in New York, NY, carries the high-quality pet accessories you desire. The business is run by a fellow animal-lover, so you can have peace of mind knowing their staff cares about your pet’s well-being. If the cold weather has your dog feeling under the weather, they even have an animal clinic to take a look at them. For more information on their inventory or pet clinic, call (347) 726-9409. Or, view their online gallery for photos of their products.

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