Winter Safety & Weight Loss
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
Feeling a little full after the holidays? Some of us experience excess weight gain over the holidays as do our pets! If you feel your pet has gained too much weight over the holidays and the winter months, bring them in for a checkup, have them weighed, and put them on a weight loss plan such as extra activities and switching to a prescription weight loss diet so they can stay at a much healthier weight. Obese pets tend to get many diseases and injuries associated with their weight gain such as; diabetes, cruciate injuries, heart concerns, etc. So please have your pet checked out today so we can help prevent any problems in their future!
Here are a few helpful tips on cold weather safety for our four legged family members:
Keep them inside when the weather is really cold. Even with their fur coats they are still susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia. You may need to shorten their walks during the colder months. Arthritic and elderly pets may have difficulty walking on snow and ice and may be more prone to slipping and falling.
Check your dog’s paws for any injury or damage from cold weather like, cracked paw pads or bleeding. Have your pet use booties to protect their feet. If your dog seems bothered by the cold weather put a sweater or jacket on them.
Clean up any anti-freeze spills quickly before your pet can ingest it. Anti-freeze even in small amounts can be deadly.
Cats like to sleep under the hood of cars because of the warmth. Bang on the hood of your car and honk your horn before turning on your car’s engine as a warning to any kitties that may be sleeping underneath.
Be prepared for any emergency during the winter like a blizzard or power outage. Have an emergency kit for your pet that can include food, water, and any medication they are on.
2/21/2018 07:27:46 am
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9/11/2021 02:21:16 am
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