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Winter Dog Walking Secrets

  |   Dog Advice, Dog health, Exercise

5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy In The Snow

 

Dogs love to frolic and play outdoors, and now that winter is coming, you can expect your beloved pet to go bounding out your door to play in the powdery snow. Having a bit of winter outdoor fun is healthy for your dog, but there are several things that could endanger your pet’s health during the cold months.

 

Apart from getting a common cold, your dog is also at risk of hypothermia and frostbite, both of which can be life-threatening to your four-legged friend. In order to keep your pet safe while walking outdoors, it’s important to take certain precautions to keep your dog warm and dry as much as possible.

 

Keep in mind that just because your dog has a thick coat of fur doesn’t mean that he or she is well protected from the cold. This winter, you’ll need to have the necessary gear on hand to protect your dog’s body, especially his paws, from the frozen ground. You’ll also need to be on the lookout for signs of hypothermia and frostbite and know what to do in case your dog shows any symptoms of these health conditions. Here’s what you should do when walking your dog in the snow.

 

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