We have entered the fall, the temperatures are gradually declining and with them the rigors of summer. In a few weeks winter will knock on our doors and we must prepare our dogs for low temperatures. It is the right time to preventively visit the veterinarian so that he can carry out a general check up on our pet. Some signs of temperature increase linked to winter diseases are lack of appetite, decay and dry nose.
The immune system of our dog must be prepared for the winter so that it faces the low temperatures with an organism that prevents respiratory diseases like bronchopneumonia, trachea bronchitis or other complications. At home we can prepare our pet following these simple 5 tips:
In short coat breeds it is advisable to put some warm clothing to go outside, never at home. In breeds like Pincher, Chihuahua, Bulldog and Pug, it is advisable to put that coat on them.
We must also take care of their fur since the hair of the animal acts as a thermoregulatory. Brushing helps us improve the circulation and distribution of fat, which will help keep the skin hydrated. Another important aspect for animals is the antiparasitic treatments at this time of year.
Although the smell of our dog is softer in winter, we should not neglect its bath. It is convenient to use a moisturizing shampoo and mild conditioner. It is also necessary to make sure that your skin is completely dry before taking them outdoors; Prolonged exposure to low temperatures can lead to illness and even hypothermia and both are more likely when the dog is we
Domestic dogs that live indoors do not need long hair to keep warm.
Protection of the paws
Snow, ice, salt, rain and low temperatures can lead to cracked pads, irritation and infection.
Even so, when temperatures drop, it is good to take into account a few precautions so that our dogs also enjoy their winter walks. They endure the cold better than us but it also affects them.