Winter Pet Care
When the weather changes each season, it’s important to make sure you make any adjustments in the care of your pet, just like we as humans adjust the type of clothing that we wear. Winter Pet Care, especially in areas where the temperatures plummet, is especially important.
Cuddles, like me, has joint issues. The cold weather makes her stiff and can cause her pain in her joints. We give her hip & joint “treats” once per day to help alleviate her pain. If it gets too bad, we have a prescription medication from her vet that we can give her as needed. You’ll want to consult your vet to make sure you are buying the most appropriate ingredients for your pet.
PetNC Natural Care Hip and Joint Soft Chews for Dogs, 90 CountAll-Natural Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs – With Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Organic Turmeric – Supports Healthy Joints in Large & Small Canines – 90 Chewable TreatsGlucosamine for Dogs Advanced Joint & Hip Supplement with MSM, Chondroitin, Vitamin C & E, Hyaluronic Acid, Omega 3 & Omega 6 – 60 Chewable TabletsPet Naturals of Vermont Hip + Joint for Cats, Daily Hip and Joint Support Supplement, 30 Bite Size ChewsPet Natural Hip And Joint Regular Strength Dog Care, 60 Count, New PackagingAdvanced Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs, 225 Soft Chews, All Natural Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM & CoQ10 For Healthy Hips & Joints, Made in the USA
Cuddles HATES the cold, but she also doesn’t enjoy wearing boots or a coat. We don’t typically dress her in pet outfits because it’s not something she likes. However, when the temperatures are below freezing, we do put a coat and pet boots on her when she goes outside. If the snow is too deep, the kids will shovel an area down to the grass for her, because she doesn’t like to “go” when she can’t see grass. It also prevents the snow from getting embedded in her fur, and it does sometimes accumulate so deep that the snow is deeper than she is tall 🙂
Gooby Every Day Fleece Cold Weather Dog Vest for Small Dogs, Blue, MediumPetCee Winter Dog Jacket 100% Polyester Waterproof Fleece Lined Jacket Reflective Loft Dog Coat Climate Changer Fleece Jacket (Black M)AGPtek Universal Waterproof Fleece Pets Dogs Clothes Soft Cozy Outdoor Winter Padded Vest Coat Jacket For Dogs L/XL/XLL/XLLL (XLL, Red)Hiado Dog Pets Winter Coat Vest Dressing with Reflective Belt for Hiking and Hunting in Cold Weather (Xl, X-large, 24 Inch Back Size)Pineocus Air Man Design Pet Dogs Winter Coat (Red, XL)REXSONN Pet Dog cats Cozy Windproof Jacket Winter Warm Apparel Grid Plaid Reversible Coat Coats for small Puppy medium large dogsCHN’S Comfortable Pet Dog Clothes Winter Warm Vest Jacket Coat Sport Clothing (M, Blue)Waterproof Pet Boots for Medium to Large Dogs Labrador Husky Shoes 4 Pcs (Red, Size 8)Uarter 4 Piece Waterproof Pet Boots for Large Dogs Labrador Husky Shoes, Size 7, BlackPawz Red Water-Proof Dog Boot, Small, Up to 2-1/2-InchColorfulhouse Waterproof Pet Boots for Medium to Large Dogs Labrador Husky Shoes 4 Pcs (Black, 4 (2.5Maxshop 4 Pcs Waterproof Rugged Dog Shoes Pet Boots for Small Medium Large Dogs (8)Tzou Puppy Cotton Blend Winter Snow Warm Walking Boots, Small, Khaki, 4-Pack
Paw Balm and Skin Treatment:
We’ve noticed that sometimes Cuddles paws get dry in the winter, just like our skin gets dry. There are many varieties of paw butter, paw balm, and other products that you can get at your local pet store, to keep their paws and skin healthy. It’s MUCH less expensive to use these as a preventative than to incur bills if a problem gets too bad. Our cat stays indoors, and doesn’t encounter the same issues the dog does, but we do check her skin frequently, just to make sure she’s ok 🙂
Pet Head Oatmeal Natural Paw Butter 2ozResQ Organics Pet Skin Treatment 2oz – Effective For Hot Spots, Mange, Itchy Skin, Allergies, Dry Nose, Cracked Paws, Promotes Hair Growth.Alpha Pet Zone Coconut Oil for Dogs, Treatment for Itchy Skin, Dry Elbows, Paws and Nose (16 oz)NEW Anti Itch Oatmeal Spray for Dogs and Cats | 100% All Natural Hypoallergenic Soothing Relief for Dry, Itchy, Bitten or Allergic Damaged Skin | Vet and Pet Approved Treatment – 1 Bottle 8oz (240ml)Dog Healing Balm for Paws and Snout – All Natural – Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil – 2 oz Jar
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