We have a big beautiful yellow lab who thinks he is the size of our fat little cat. He goes everywhere in our house and about knocks half of it down with his tail. While we enjoy having him indoors occasionally he still needs to go out and run around. It gets really cold here, and we usually have several inches of snow throughout the winter months. We want him to feel warm still as he runs and plays and helps our kids build their snowmen so we got him a Hurtta Ultimate Warmer. It is like a coat for him that offers extreme protection with its efficient thermal insulation. This is just one of the ways that we keep him warm and safe.
Here are 5 tips to protect your animals this winter:
- KEEP THEM WARM
Bring them indoors or make sure they have covered and warmed protection (like a heated cat house or heated dog house) when temperatures drop. Remember wind chill can be threatening as well.
- KEEP THEM WATERED
Keep your pets well hydrated and fed if you keep them outside. Keeping their bodies warm take a lot of energy and so they need extra food and water to keep their energy up and their body warm. Be careful not to use metal dishes as their tongues can get stuck. A heated pet dish is perfect to keep the water from freezing.
- PROTECT PAWS FROM SALT
Snow melt and ice salt can have harmful chemicals in them that will irritate your pets paws. They could also lick their paws causing irritation in their mouths. Be sure to wipe their paws with a towel if they get it on their feet.
- CHECK YOUR CAR
Cats especially love to hide up in parked cars because its very warm after they have been running. Bang on the hood of your car before you start it to make sure you don’t have any stowaways.
- PROTECTIVE GEAR
If your pets will be outside for an extended amount of time (like your family is going sledding) be sure to put protective gear on your pets feet and body so that they can stay warm and enjoy the fun.
We love our Hurtta Ultimate Warmer. It has so many great features like the waterproof and breathable Houndtex® membrane that keeps our dog dry and warm even after bring outside for an extended amount of time. The way the warmer is made, it protects all of the vitals, important muscles groups, and his neck. The jacket is easy to put on and is not restricting at all. I love that it has a small opening on the back at the top for us to attach his leash to his collar. It also has 3M reflectors that help keep him safe and visible. It comes in three different colors (pink, green, and black).
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