It’s that time of year again – the time when everything gets cold, windy and wet. For us, it’s not so bad because we can bundle up with warm boots, coats and gloves. For our pets, though, winter is rough. There are several steps that we as pet owners can take to make it a bit easier on them, though. We’re going to give some tips to help keep both your indoor and outdoor pets warm, dry and comfy.
If your pet lives outside, you need to make sure that he has a warm, wind-resistant shelter that is plenty big enough for him to get in to. Put warm straw or hay in it and do what you can to seal cracks. If it gets too cold – below freezing especially – consider bringing your dog or cat inside.
Though it may seem that indoor pets have it made – and comparatively, they do – they still have some challenges when cold weather rolls in. For instance, pets that are kept inside don’t grow a nice, fluffy winter coat like outdoor animals do, at least not to the same extent. If your pet is going to be outside for any length of time, or if it’s particularly cold outside, you may want to consider a sweater or rain coat for him.