Keeping Dogs Warm in Winter – No Winter Illness for your Pekingese

 


Keeping Dogs Warm in Winter – No Winter Illness for your Pekingese

Winter season is just around the corner once again and most people are alrady getting ready for the cold nights. As a pet owner, you should also know the ways in keeping dogs warm in winter. They too need that extra warmth to fight back against any winter-related illness. And if you are the person who thinks that only us, humans, experience some problems during winter, they let me tell you that you are wrong. Winter season is quite hard especially for dogs since they too cannot withstand the cold climate. And dogs are not made to stay indoors, they need their exercise too thus they have to go outside despite the temperature drop all around. As the owner, you should be responsible in keeping him safe and warm at all times. Though, there are dog breeds that are built for cold climate and can withstand winter time but senior dogs and puppies will have the most difficulty in adjusting to the season.

In this case, you need to have and use dog warmers to protect them from the harsh temperature. You can also buy dog pillows and blankets which can also help in keeping him warm while he is indoors. You must also limit his outdoor activities particularly if you don’t have warmers with you for him. Furthermore, you must also increase his diet intake since dogs need more calories in order to keep them warm. Keeping your pet warm is a very serious matter to all pet parents out there, you should also bearn in mind that you have to consider many things when it comes to the welfare and safety of your dog during the cold winter months.

Keeping Dogs Warm in Winter

Dogs exposed to excess cold can get chills, respiratory and sinus problems, as well as experiencing arthritis. Owners need to invest in their dog’s health by providing them with blankets at night and a warm place to snuggle up during the day, maintaining an exercise regime, and increasing their dog’s food intake.

Source: Dogs NSW, http://dogsnsw.org.au/resources/media/101–keeping-dogs-warm-in-winter-prevents-illness.html

Ways in Keeping your Dog Warm

  • Keep him inside. This is the surefire way in assuring that your dog is warm. They may also enjoy going out once in a while but during winter they are more than happy to stay indoors with you.
  • Dog warmers and sweaters. If your home is still cold from the inside, you can go get them sweaters, jackets, blankets and pillows to snuggle on and keep him warm. And if in case you will bring him outside, choose a sweater/jacket that has a waterproof nylon cover.
  • Get him boots. Booties are cute and very helpful during this time of year. Dogs regulate their temperature via their soles and tongue. So, if you want him to be warm while walking on snow, then give him booties to wear. The boots can also protect him from all the chemicals and salt that is used to melt the ice down.
  • Check his temperature. Sometimes, the temperature is much worse than what is reflected on the thermometer. Before going out, check his temperature and the wind chill factor in order to avoid your pet from getting chills.
  • Proper bed. In order to avoid the cold floor and drafts, see to it that his bed is at least 3 inches off the floor.
  • Increase food intake. Give your dog more food during winter months since they use up their calories in order to stay warm.
  • Snuggle disk or hot water bottle. If your place is still cold then you can help him stay warm by using a snuggle disk or hot water bottle under his bed.

Do not also forget to give him his favorite treat and heaps of belly rub.  Keeping dogs warm in winter is a major issue to all pet owners and you should also not take it lightly especially if you own a pekingese.  Toy breeds need special care and attention during times like this since they are prone to developing winter-related illnesses.

How do you keep your pekingese warm? Can you share to us here your ways? Maybe it would benefit us all since I may have failed to mention lots of other ways on this post. Feel free to input your suggestions and opinions.

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