Brrrr! This pup could use a coat to stay warm.When temperatures drop, snow flies, and cold winds blow, you know how to bundle up and stay warm. But your pets don't. Your cat or dog needs your help to stay warm, dry, comfy, and safe. Use these simple tips to protect your cat or dog from winter weather.
Bundle up. Dog booties and winter garb may seem silly, but they protect pets' paws, maintain body heat, and make great conversation starters with the neighbors. Winter gear is especially smart to protect an older, arthritic dog. But beware: A sweater won't protect a pet left for hours (or even minutes) in subzero temperatures.
Related: 8 signs your cat may have arthritis.
Use a leash. Whether taking your pet out for a quick bathroom break or a long walk, always use a leash. Animals become easily disoriented -- and lost -- in winter storms. Drivers on winter roads are less likely to spot a dog or cat dashing into the street, especially from a driveway lined with tall snow banks. And free-roaming pets can easily fallRead More »from 7 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter