Walking dogs in winter
Stay safe when walking your dog in the dark, wear reflective clothing and think about a reflective collar or light for your dogs collar. If you have an elderly or sickly dog, you can buy a special coat or jumper to keep them warm. Keep your dogs away from ponds and lakes that are iced over. Thin ice may break under a dog's weight. And, if it's snowing outside, watch out for your dogs' paws becoming impacted with snow, which can cause discomfort. Be aware that antifreeze and rock salt can be poisonous to pets. After walking your dog in areas that may have been gritted with rock salt ensure you wash their paws thoroughly.
Keeping cats warm
In the coldest months it's important that your cat has access to a warm environment, such as your home or another inside area with appropriate heating. Check your feline friends bedding is away from cold draughts, and stays warm and dry. Be aware that antifreeze and rock salt can be poisonous to pets.
Published: 21 January 2020