Freezing cold can be harsh on your pets, dogs, cats, and pets, especially if they are outdoors most of the day. How to protect it this winter? Zoomalia recommends clever advice by listing the precautions to be taken outside and inside the house, without forgetting the essential down jacket.
Winter temperatures are around 0 ° C or even below, and your pet should be able to find a refuge around your house, if it stays outside all day while you are away.
The doghouse is an ideal shelter against bad weather, wind, rain, snow. Consider adding a mat on the floor to better insulate your pet’s doghouse.
A living being that suffers from the cold will burn more calories. Veterinarians recommend increasing the ration of croquettes or pâtés, provided your animal is athletic. Be careful, if your pet is overweight, keep your usual quantities, especially for indoor dogs or cats.
The cat flap is an ultra practical accessory dedicated to freedom of your cat and its comings and goings in full autonomy. He will appreciate coming home the moment it is too cold to go out and walk around as usual.
Summer and winter, you take your companion for a walk so that he can stretch his legs and do his business. Do not change the frequency of these walks because of the extreme cold. Both well covered, it is important to continue your outings, even shortened, and to choose the best time slot of the day.
If you are a horse owner, you watch their drinker whose water tends to freeze on frosty nights. You will need to break the ice regularly so that your animals have cool, pleasant drinking water. In addition, sawdust or sand, if sprinkled enough, will absorb moisture from the soil and will prevent your equines from slipping or injuring themselves. No more antifreeze, a toxic product for dogs or cats.
Lovers of farm animals, it will take add hay in the chicken coop for the well-being of your hens. A good thickness of fresh and clean straw sprinkled with diatomaceous earth will make a perfect cozy nest for your backyard. You can also increase the daily grain ration so that they can get what they need to warm up.
7. Wear a comfortable puffer jacket
The winter down jacket is the trendy fashion accessory for you as well as for your pet. Whether you have a puppy, a small dog, a sensitive or an aging dog, you will remain vigilant during his walks on a leash by equipping your four-legged friend with a warm coat, a raincoat, a fleece sweater or a cap…. Namely, short haired animals are the most vulnerable.
8. Keep the paws warm
It’s important to protect the pads of your pet against chapped skin and crevices. Our experts therefore advise you to clean and dry your pet’s paws, stomach and pads as soon as you get home, because of the irritations caused by frost or salt. Have you thought of the right slippers, socks and boots? Your companion will tell you the news 😉
9. Protect it with an equestrian blanket
Horses benefit from cospecial openings essential to warm up naturally in their box. Covering, insulating, warm and comfortable, it is the favorite duvet for equines in winter, in addition to an adapted diet and attentive care.
10. Think of the cat blanket
The plaid will comfort your nomadic feline in its cushion or basket near a fireplace or a radiator. Long live winter evenings in charming company, to the liking of the rocking purring!
11. Heating lamps for reptiles
Fan of reptiles? The lighting lamps constitute real heat points in the terrarium creating an environment adapted to the right temperature of your animal. Indeed, UVB rays are necessary for the metabolism of reptiles.
12. Let your pet’s hair grow
There is no point in over-grooming your pet’s hair, only the knots to cut where the regular disentangling of their fur. The coat is like a natural covering of the epidermis that effectively protects them in winter while regulating their own internal temperature.
13. Retain the gentle heat
Does your dog have osteoarthritis, is sick or recovering? In that case, the only watchword is heat, an inexhaustible source of well-being. Close doors and windows tightly to avoid drafts.
14. Have a bowl of fresh water
The air heated in your home by a stove or an electric heater can dehydrate your pet. Provide him with a bowl of water or a fountain water automatic.
You will no longer fear the imminent arrival of the cold! Your pet is also well prepared to face it. Zoomalia offers you many accessories dedicated to the comfort and well-being of your furry, feathered or scaled companion. You will then enjoy some invigorating winter walks armed to the canines, right?
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