As we are entering the coldest time of the year for our region, it's important to prevent cold weather dangers from affecting the health of your pet. LVMC is always available to answer questions and if you think your pet is suffering from a weather related illness, please do not hesitate to bring your pet for a check up!
We've put together some helpful tips to protect your pet during the cold January weather.
Towel dry your pet as he comes inside
With the cold January weather comes lots of rain! If your yard is damp, wipe your dogs feet and in-between the toes after he goes outside.
Avoid shaving your dog
A longer coat will provide more warmth!
Don't forget a jacket!
If you have a small dog or a dog with short hair, consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck! For many dogs, this is something your they will need every time they go outside.