Winter pet care


wonderwhatif
on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:09 pm

Just some advice, if you live in a place that has very harsh winters, don't forget to get snow booties for your dogs and take care not to let your cat out in harsh conditions (although I'd advise always keeping them in where possible).

Same in summer, dogs paw pads can become burned very easily, so take care!
 


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prettyrainbow
nice tips on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:18 pm

My dog has booties but they always come off him so I have to be careful. I also make sure he wears a winter jacket. Our -30 degree weather is too intense for him, otherwise. I also recommend buying a natural balm for their paw pads because they can get dry and become painful (it looks like lip balm - not sure if cat's need it too...).
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prettyrainbow
. on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:20 pm

**sorry - cats

I also remembered a tip I heard this summer on how to know whether it's too hot to walk your dog. If you put your hand on the pavement outside and you can't keep it for more than 5 seconds, it's too hot and can cause your dog to overheat.

Great subject!

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wonderwhatif
Great tips on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:24 pm

Thank you so much for taking care of your dog, I see so many people here in QC walking the dog with nothing on them. -_-

Great tip on the heat. At the beach is another thing to keep in mind, sand can burn dogs paws quite bad!
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charbella2
. on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:40 pm

I have tried so many booties and none of them work. They always fall off. My two little dogs make it very clear when they are cold. I usually end up just picking them up. They are sucks.
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wonderwhatif
<3 on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:45 pm

Picking them up is a great solution too! I know many dogs tear off the booties, haha.
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Tracyr
<3 on Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:55 pm

Both my cats are indoor cats ,I live on a busy street so I was always scared of them getting hurt ,they are quite content to sit and look out the window
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wonderwhatif
Same on Jan 26, 2016 @ 09:13 pm

All my cats are indoor too. Shortly after moving to Canada a friend watching my cats left the window open and my baby boy got out and hit by a car. Honestly, I'm not sure I could ever have outdoor cats after that, losing him was so painful.
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julielynnmartin
Pet care on Jan 26, 2016 @ 09:23 pm

My son has a Service Dog (Black Lab) Tay has a very hard time trying to get the boots on, then Scooby pulls them right off lol We NaturPet Paw Repair. It works great in all seasons
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jem123
pet care on Jan 26, 2016 @ 09:50 pm

Mine won't wear the boots, so I use bag balm instead. No problem. And they have coats for the cold winter days.
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