Put booties for your pup. Protect our dog’s paws to keep them from being cold and to avoid possible injuries and abrasions from snow and ice and salt or other de-icers used on sidewalks and roadways.
Trim foot hair. Having long hair on the feet of your dog may enable tiny ice balls to form between their toes. Make sure hair around Fido's paws is well trimmed.
Clean your dog’s paws. Make sure that you wash your dog’s feet after a long walk. Salt or other de-icers can cause irritation. Use warm water or moisturizer for your dog.
Keep your furry friends bundled up. Sure, most dogs have fur to keep them warm, but there are some dogs who lack hair such as Greyhounds. When temperatures plummet, no matter how much fur your dog has, it's not enough to keep him warm for long when outdoors. Make sure to bundle pets up to keep them warm. Also, you can have fun dressing them up in a stylish new sweater or coat!
Limit playtime outside. Even with booties and a warm coat, your dogs might develop a frostbite if they stay outside for too long. In extreme cold weather, it is a better idea to keep your dog inside most of the time, except, of course dogs who thrive in cold weather.
As much as you take care of yourself during the cold weather, the same amount of care should also be given to your furry family members. If ever your dog experiences any trouble during winter, it is still best to bring it to the veterinarian as soon as possible.