As Old Man Winter begins to blow his icy breath over the area, many people are adjusting how they are taking care of their pets.
According to Dr. Carol Osborne, a world-renowned veterinarian, one of the most important things to remember, specifically with dogs, is to cover their feet. “Today they have all kinds of great booties, just as nice as they have for you and me,” she told SeehaferNews.com.
Bathroom Breaks for Cold Weather
“[Another thing] to think of is when it’s very cold out, not only do pets not want to go outside, but a lot of them will not go to the bathroom properly, which can lead to all sorts of issues.” In order to avoid those issues, Dr. Osborne suggests that you shovel a small patch of the lawn for your puppy to tinkle, and to put up a little tent if possible.
Make your Pet Cozy for Cold Weather.
She said the goal should be to “Make it as cozy as possible to encourage your pet to do their business properly and not end up with all kinds of issues.”
Osborne also said that the nose, ears, and the tip of the animal’s tail are the most likely to get frostbitten, so you should keep an eye on those parts of your pet, and take them to the vet if you believe they have been nipped by the cold.
This article first appear on SeeHafer News on Christmas Day 2020.
Dr. Carol Osborne is an author and world-renowned integrative veterinarian of twenty plus years. After graduating from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carol completed a prestigious internship at the Columbus Zoo. Shortly afterward, she launched a very successful private practice and became the founder and director of the non-profit organization, the American Pet Institute. Dr. Carol offers traditional veterinary care for dogs and cats with a softer, natural touch. Her approach highlights the importance of nutrition and utilizing holistic avenues in combination with traditional treatments. Currently, she offers holistic therapies and traditional veterinary medical care for dogs and cats at the Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Call our Office Today at (866) 372-2765 or complete this Form to Email our Office.