With the weather turning colder and the nights getting darker, here are some tips to keep our pets warm and safe!

     All animals must be able to get out of the elements.  A pet must have a well-insulated structure just large enough that he or she can curl up inside and maintain body heat

 

     Animals who spend any significant amount of time outside require more calories during cold weather.  Food is fuel and they'll need to burn it to stay warm

 

 

     A soft, heated bed may be much appreciated – especially by older pets.  Be sure to monitor the temperature as not to put your pet at risk of thermal burns

 

     Cats often seek car engines as a source of warmth on cold nights.  It is recommended to check, prior to starting your car, that no feline friends are in a dangerous area

 

     Be sure that there is always a supply of fresh, unfrozen water available for your pet

     Don't forget to wipe your pet's feet, legs and belly after they've been outside to keep the animal from ingesting any de-icing solutions

 

   And..  as the days get shorter in the fall, dog walkers may be out in lower light conditions making them less visible to vehicles.  Wearing a light colored jacket, reflective vest or reflective leash/collar will increase visibility.  Being seen is being safe!

 

 If you have any questions regarding winter safety, don't hesitate to contact us at 250 493 0503!