Monday, January 24, 2011

Is it TOO COLD to go for a walk with the dog???

"Short answer: A general rule of thumb is if it is too cold for you, it's too cold to walk the dog.
But make sure you looking at weather fairly. "Don't want to" and "too cold" can be two different things. It is important for your dog get some physical activity even in the winter." More important tips!!!!!..... 

"Do clean your dog's paws after walks to remove salt and snow removal chemicals, which can be toxic to pets."
"Do check your dog's ears, tail and feet for frostbite. Just as dogs are sensitive to hot summer sidewalks, cold winter walkways may cause pain or contribute to frostbite. A dog that continually lifts individual legs off the ground during a winter walk may feel the effects of frostbite. Frostbitten skin may appear red or gray. If you suspect frostbite, wrap your dog's feet in a blanket or towels to gradually warm them and contact your veterinarian."
"Do keep hair around paw pads trimmed. Less hair will help keep paws free of ice and snow, which can quickly ball up between footpads and create uncomfortable walking conditions for pets"

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1 comment:

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