5 crucial winter care tips for your furry friend

Winter tips for dogs
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1. No overfeeding please!
Although dogs may need an extra layer in winter, make sure it comes from a coat and not a layer of fat. Cold temperatures may even bring on lazy behaviour and the need for fewer calories. Be attentive to your dog’s activity level and adjust his/her calories accordingly.

2.let’s talk temperature!
Some dog breeds are blessed with thick fur that keeps them warm naturally, even in very cold temperatures, but dogs with thin coats may need to wear a sweater or coat when out for winter walks.

3.Go outside when the sun shines
If your dog feels the cold, try to walk him/her in the late morning or early afternoon hours when temperatures are a little warmer, and avoid early morning or late evening walks.

4. Cozy bedding
In addition to limiting your dog’s time outdoors on cold days, don’t let your pooch sleep on a cold floor in winter. Choosing the right bedding is vital to ensure your dog stays warm.

5. Moisturise
Dry and cold weather can do a number on your pet’s skin. Help prevent dry, flaky skin by adding a skin and coat supplement to her food. Coconut oil is a good natural moisturiser that can help keep your pet’s skin and coat healthy.