As we ease into another winter season, i wanted to “bust” a few cold weather myths and — hopefully — make a difference in the lives of pets this season.
Myth #1: He’s Covered In Fur…Of Course He’s Warm!!
A fur coat does not mean your pet is always warm. A good rule of thumb is this: If it’s too cold for YOU, it’s too cold for them. After all, you can layer up in jeans, jackets, hats, gloves and a warm coat… and still be cold after an hour or so outside. The same is true of your pet. So, keep them warm by letting them rest indoors as much as possible.
Myth #2: Boots are for People, not Pets.
Well, maybe your pet doesn’t exactly need boots, but you do want to pay attention to their paws in winter weather. After they’ve been outside, wash and dry their paws to remove any ice, salt or chemicals from their daily walk. These things can really cause some pain if left on their paws.
Myth #3: My Pets Are Fine In the Car, As Long as It’s Not Hot.
It’s true that pets can die in hot cars… but cold cars are also dangerous, especially for animals that are particularly young (or old) or already ill. So, if the car is too cold for you, it’s too cold for them. Bring them inside with you.