Your Pets Count

pet information that caters to your special friend



October 2023

Steps for Walking Your Dog in Winter Weather

Thursday, January 11, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Our furry friends love to be taken out in the snow and cold weather. They love to run, roll and frolic in the white stuff. The cold and snow can have various affects on canines. Here are some basic steps to take to make sure that your dog stays safe in winter weather.

  1. First of all make sure that you have the proper clothes and shoes on. Wear gloves, scarfs and boots that will help you with traction in the snow.
  2. Put an insulated jacket on your dog. This is especially necessary for puppies, small dogs and senior dogs.
  3. Protect your dogs paws with dog booties or pet safe gels like Mushers Secret.
  4. Walk your dog with a solid leash. Do not use a retractable leash. Consider using a joggers leash which stays hooked if you fall or lose your grip.
  5. Use a secure, front clip harness to prevent pulling.
  6. Make sure that your dog’s clothing stays dry.
  7. Avoid hazards like frozen ponds. A dog can slip through and suffer hypothermia or even drown.
  8. When you return, wash your dogs paws to remove toxins from the pavement.

If you notice your dog, shaking, cowering or pulling you home, it may be too cold for him. Take him home and find ways to exercise him indoors like a game of tug of war. Be careful watch for signs from your dog that he may not be having such a good time out in the snow.

Remember, your pets count!

Your favorite oldies are playing right now on our online radio station. Edgewater GOLD Radio. Click and listen now!


Comments are closed.