Frostbite is a medical term used to describe damage to the skin and other tissue due to extreme cold. Frostbite tends to occur on the extremities of the bodies furthest from the heart and in tissues with plenty of exposed surface area. Dogs are not immune to frostbite, and they are most likely to get it on their paws, ears, and tail. Especially if the dog is damp or wet, there is a higher chance that the mentioned parts can get frostbite. How to Prevent Frostbite The smaller the dog, the harder......
Winter is easily the toughest time of the year to keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy. Wind, snow, and freezing temperatures can be unkind to your dog’s fluffy fur coat. Today we’re going to talk about a few easy grooming techniques that you can use to help your dog’s coat make it through the Winter months unscathed. Try To Brush Your Dog’s Coat Regularly I know your dog loves his or her walks – but trekking through the snow and wind can cause your dog’s fur to become wet, matted,......
Depending on the breed of your dog, buying your dog a winter wardrobe may be a necessity, a luxury, entertainment, or maybe all three! No matter the reason, our busy lifestyles often leave us wondering where to find the best winter apparel to match our budget. Fear not, we’ve compiled a list of go-to dog apparel that would make the most discerning of shoppers happy! The best part is – you don’t even have to leave your house. The Dog Outdoors is a must-see shop for the most active of dogs. This......
You know how the song goes… ”oh…the weather outside is frightful.”, right? Winter-time and the inclement weather that it brings can be “frightful” for your fur-kids too, but your pet care professionals at Next Level Pet Care are here to help you get your pets safely through the winter months. Read on… Next Level Pet Care suggests that all their clients do a “garage check” when it starts to get cold (and all year long!). Clean up any chemical spills and make sure to put away salt-based ice melters. Antifreeze is DEADLY.......
Did you know that the salt used to melt ice and snow is one of the biggest dangers to the health of your dog’s paws? It’s true! In many areas of the world, the combination of icy temperatures and precipitation can spell disaster in more ways than one. Unfortunately, in our attempts to prevent slips and falls associated with the ice of winter, we often reach for salt as a means of de-icing. Salt is not the best choice when you are looking out for the health of your dog’s paws but,......