At Kuddly, we believe pets are family. One of the most important aspects of taking care of furry family members is during weather. Both extreme heat and cold can be deadly for pets of all kinds. With the winter months now in full swing, it’s important to make sure your pet is safe and warm. Dogs, cats and other animals can get frostbite on the ears, paw pads, nose and other body parts. It can be tempting to think their furry, fluffy coats are enough to keep them warm in cold weather but that is not the case. It’s absolutely necessary to assume that your pet needs protection in snow, ice, slush and cold temperatures. Additionally, the cold seasons can mean different pet care needs of all kinds beyond the elements outdoors.
You can ask qualified veterinarians on Kuddly questions about pet care during cold weather and winter months. What about diet needs? Should your pet have a sweater? Do you need to protect his or her paws on walks? Kuddly veterinarians can help!
You also want to make sure that you stop to help any dog, cat or other pet that is left outdoors by neighbors, report strays, etc. during these cold winter months. Many people do not understand that their animals can’t endure the cold, and may not know to bring them indoors. Strays often lose portions of their ears, suffer from lack of food sources and other issues during cold temperatures. Be sure to lend a helping hand when you see an animal in need all winter as well. You can call your local police, animal care or any rescue/shelter for how and where to get help.