By now you might have took off your Christmas and New Year decorations, bid goodbyes to the visiting friends and family and finally cuddled up with your beloved pet in a warm and cozy corner of your room with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. As you might know, winters can be a little harsh on hair and skin and these require extra moisturising in winters to keep them from problems like flaking, dryness and hair fall. The same principal applies to your pets’ skin too. Here are some useful tips to help you take better care of your canine friends during the chilly winters in Windsor.
- You might notice that dogs shed more during winters as compared to their regular shedding in warmer climates. Make sure you brush your dog more frequently in such weather so as to prevent tangling of fur hair and stimulate the oil glands to relieve the dryness of skin.
- All that snow, ice and salt sprinkled on the roads can really harm your pet’s feet. To prevent potential accidents, follow these tips:
- Wash your dog’s feet after every walk with tepid water to remove gravel and salt parts from their paw folds.
- File their nails and keep them short. Longer nails get stuck in snow and ice and break off easily.
- With the help of your professional groomer, make sure you clip away the tiny hair bunches in between the toes of your pet’s paws. This would prevent formation of painful ‘foot snowballs’ due to the snow and ice stuck in them.
- If you dog is comfortable in wearing pet coats or sweaters, then do buy them one according to their breed and size. There are numerous colours and designs available in the market for you to choose from. However, it is important to remember that the pet coat constantly creates friction with this additional clothing layer which might cause tangles and mats in their fur. Either you make them wear these only when they go out of the house or change them after regular intervals of time.
Besides keeping these three points in mind, you can also take consultation from a professional groomer or veterinarian doctor from some reliable Windsor animal hospital like Ambassador Animal Hospital for treatment of specific skin conditions. You can also ask for help from your friends and relatives that own a pet about how they take care of his/her health when the temperatures drop down.