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With the holidays and winter months fast approaching, you want to make sure that your dog is safe and protected.
The following video provides some great tips for keeping your dog safe during the holidays and cold winter months.
Some of the best tips include:
- Take extra steps to keep small dogs warm. You may need to have your dog stay indoors when it’s really cold outside. If your dog is a puppy or has short hair, always make sure that your dog wears a coat or sweater whenever going outside.
- Pay extra attention to your dog’s outdoor water supply. Use ceramic or plastic water bowls instead of metal ones. A dog’s tongue can freeze to stainless steel bowls!
- Provide extra warm outdoor shelter for your dog. If your dog has to stay outside for long periods of time, it’s imperative that you provide an elevated shelter for him to stay in. Also, use really thick & comfy bedding to insulate your dog from the cold.
- Keep holiday decorations & plants out of your dog’s reach. Remember, many holiday decorations and holiday plants are dangerous to pets. Holidays require extra puppy-proofing on your part to ensure that these things stay out of the reach of your dog!
I have 2 Miniature Pinschers. My husband and I consider them our 4-legged kids.