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How to Keep Your Pets Comfortable During Winter

Keep Pets Comfortable in Winter

If you have pets at home, you know how important it is to care for them, especially during winters when they’re more likely to get sick. We all love our furry friends and want to give them everything they want. But most house pets, including cats and dogs, just can’t stay put. When the harsh winter weather comes, it’s not easy to keep your pets safe.

If you’re worried about the well-being of your pets, follow our tips and tricks and your pets will stay protected. Here’s how to keep your pets comfortable during winter:

Keep Your Pets Indoors

Cats and dogs, in general, are sensitive to cold weather. Extremely low temperatures can put them at the risk of hypothermia and frostbite. While their fur is there for protection, it’s still not enough to withstand harsh temperatures, especially when your pet is short-haired.

Make sure that you keep your pets indoors as much as possible during winters. Even when they’re inside the house, be sure to keep them warm so that they can stay comfortable.

Keep the Outdoor Visits Supervised

No matter how much you try to keep your pets indoors, some pets just won’t listen. If they must go outside, keep the visits limited and supervised. Never leave your pet unattended when they want to play outside during winters. Moreover, consider making your pets wear warm clothing. This will protect them from the cold weather, and they can fully enjoy their outdoor time without getting sick.

Ensure Your Pets Stay Hydrated

Keeping your pets hydrated during winters is the best way to make them feel comfortable. When your pet tries to stay warm, they end up using more energy. Drinking more water can replenish that energy. Refill the water bowls and be careful about the water temperature. Room temperature water is the best during winters. Also, it would be better to use a plastic water bowl for your pet. During winters, metal bowls can become extremely cold, and there’s always the risk of your pet’s tongue being stuck to the metal bowl. To avoid such situations, use plastic bowls for their food and water during winters.

Keep Their Paws Clean

We often use salt and other chemicals to melt ice during winters. These chemicals can irritate your pet’s paws and even cause health issues if they end up licking them. This is why it’s important to keep your pet’s paws clean all the time.

The Bottom Line

We all want what’s best for our furry friends. Now you know how to keep your pets comfortable during winter. Just keep your pets in your line of sight as much as you can, and they’ll be fine.

Lisa Lee
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Lisa Lee is a proud mother of three living in sunny San Diego county. With three children under 10 years old and a pet pug named Daisy, Lisa sure has her hands full. Before starting her career as a family lifestyle writer, Lisa worked as a third grade elementary school teacher. Through her time teaching and parenting, Lisa has become quite the expert at dealing with children and wishes to share her vast knowledge and experiences with other fellow parents.


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