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Should we put Sweaters, Coats, and Boots on our Pets in Cold Weather?

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Should we put Sweaters, Coats, and Boots on our Pets in Cold Weather?

Think of it this way…does your pet have a heavy or light hair coat? Some pets are just not genetically suited for some environments; they have been transplanted there. Larger dogs with a dense hair coat, such as the Siberian Husky, Malamute and Saint Bernard breeds, are suited to the cold temperatures. Short haired breeds, such as the Chihuahua, Greyhound, many terriers and pinschers would do well with an extra outer insulation. Additionally, your puppies, older and disabled pets may have a more difficult time regulating their body temperature. Do you keep your heating system turned down low and rely...

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Feeding Changes during the Winter

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Feeding Changes during the Winter

It’s important that your pets remain at a healthy weight during the winter. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that a little extra weight during the winter will keep them warm. There are health risks associated with an overweight animal that don’t warrant their putting on that extra weight. This is, of course, assuming that you have an indoor pet. Those outdoor pets do require more calories in order to generate more body heat to keep them warm. If you have nutritional questions regarding your pet, make sure to discuss with your veterinarian.Your indoor pet may be getting less...

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Do our Pets Feel the Cold in Winter Weather?

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Yes, during cold weather when the outdoor temperature significantly drops, dogs and cats are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. The best place for your pets is inside.Please don’t leave puppies outside for any extended period of time. They cannot make themselves warmer like the older dogs do. Also, your older animals may experience more severe arthritis during the cold season. With that in mind, keep their outdoor exposure to a minimum. If you see your pet curling themselves up and covering their nose with their tail, that is a sign they are trying to warm themselves up. If you keep...

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Turkey Dinner

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Turkey Dinner

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We are thankful for our family, our friends, our customers who have become our friends, and we never forget our furry companions!With the holiday festivities getting underway, we need to also think about our pets’ comforts. We want to keep them healthy and safe. Do they become anxious with people stopping by or maybe the noise level in the house is more than usual? If so, think about putting them in a different room or crating them for the duration. If they’re particularly overwhelmed, you may want to try a Thundershirt on them. If you don’t separate your...

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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween

Does your pet like dressing up in costumes? Some just prefer their birthday suits!The costume should be fit properly so it does not constrict movement of your pet or hinder his ability to breathe, hear, bark or meow. Make sure there are no hanging parts that can get caught or cause injury to your pet. If any part of the costume is causing your pet to stress, such as a lion’s mane or cape, just remove it … your pet will still be adorable and love you for knowing their discomfort and removing it.Some things to keep in mind:*Keep candy...

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