Winter has officially arrived and that means it’s time to get the extra blankets, slippers and socks out and snuggle up. Whilst you may be all warm and fuzzy, don’t forget to check on your furry friend/s in the colder months. Here are some top tips on ways you can warm your pet up to make sure they’re as cozy as can be.
But please remember, there are so many wonderful breeds of cats and dogs, and not all may feel the cold as much as you may think – research your cat or dog breed before applying these tips to know that your pet will be as comfortable as possible!
Even though some cat and dog breeds have longer, thicker fur coats that keep them warmer in the cold months, an extra layer of warmth for walking outside in Winter or sleeping outside might be needed for those breeds with thinner, shorter fur, especially. It’s good to make sure that whatever coat/jumper you have for your pet fits correctly and has coverage for the neck, base of the tail and their belly.
Warm and comfy bedding
For both outdoor and indoor pets (outdoor especially), make sure your pet has bedding that suits their needs and sleeping style during the winter. Insulated kennels or enclosed areas are great for both cats and dogs and protect them from chilly temperatures, especially in early mornings and evenings. Providing extra blankets that are warm and soft, will maximise your pets comfort whether they’re indoors or out.
Extra tip: if your pet’s bed is on a floor which tends to hold the cold, try elevating it off the ground to prevent warmth escaping and moisture on the bottom of the bed.