Fall is in the air…
As the weather begins to drop, the days get shorter, and we bring out our sweaters, it finally signals the season of snuggling up inside and choosing the coziest spot to relax.
Just as we like to be warm and cozy during this season, our furry friends enjoy the same feeling. Except they probably much prefer a warm lap over a hot chai any day.
And while taking care of our little furry friends is a year round duty, during this time of the year, we have to take a few extra steps to keep out best friends safe and well throughout the season.
So grab a warm blanket, some nice chai, and of course your favorite furry best friend, while getting ready to explore some awesome ways to make this winter a safe and happy one.
Bundle up, it’s cold out…
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our pets get a little cold from time to time as there are times a nice fur coat just isn’t enough to beat the winter chill.
And while some dogs are more suited to the chill of winter than others, more furry friends will need a little extra layer of warmth to make having fun outside a bit more enjoyable.
So if it’s cold enough for you to reach a sweater, you might want to pull out your pupperino’s sweater as well. While they may not show it and certainly won’t be able to tell you, sometimes your pup needs to bundle up.
And besides being super cute, a little sweater will help keep your four legged friend healthy and well throughout the winter.
Just be sure to find one that fits properly, because anything too tight or loose can cause problems of their own. A bit unsure of how to find the right sweater for your pooch? This dog sweater buying guide should point you in the right direction!
Nothing beats a nice warm room…
This one is more for those four-legged friends that are kept outside while their parents away. While it may be tempting to just throw on your pupperino’s sweater before leaving them outside to avoid coming home to a mess, doing so might hurt your best friend.
There’s always the risk that they may become tangled in the sweater, possibly injuring them, while running the risk that the temperature will dip below safe levels, even with a sweater.
So instead of leaving your best friend outside, find a way of bringing them inside. Whether that means giving your pupperino the run of the whole house or simply a safe space within it, is up to you. Just be sure to puppy proof the area, hiding all hazards and things you wouldn’t want them getting into.
If your pup is a bit rambunctious and has you worried about them making a mess, considering picking up a few puppy fences to create a safe little corner, one that will keep both your pal warm and you worry free.
A clean pup is a happy pup…
We all know the feeling of stepping out of a warm shower during the winter, right? Unless your bathroom is heated, it can be teeth chattering experience leaving you rushing to get dressed.
Your pup feels the same way about showers during the winter, except they may not have a cozy sweater and blanket to hide under.
So instead of giving your four legged best friend a bath during the winter, opt for some less chill inducing options.
A blanket and friend to share it with…
While taking these steps to keep your puppers safe all winter long, be sure to remember the best way to keep your pup happy during the chilliest days of the year, nice warm snuggles and some belly rubs!
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