Its Cold outside!!

Summer is gone and we need to remember to take care of our pets needs whether they are inside or outside pets.  They all need a warm place to be able to get out of the elements. If they live outside here are some tips to help them stay warm.

Always take caution when walking your dog their pads can get frost bite.

Do not leave inside pets outside for long periods.

Outside pets are acclimated for outside if you bring them in let them stay in a cool place.

Cats

  • Cats who live outside are vulnerable to the cold, wind, snow and ice of winter. …
  • Well built, insulated shelters can help outdoor cats stay warm and dry—even during a snowy Toronto winter. …
  • Outdoor cats can thrive in winter with a sturdy shelter and reliable sources of food and water.

Dogs

Method 4 Keeping an Outdoor Dog Warm in the Winter
  1. Dog house with small entry off to the side, Ensure that the bedding is warm and well placed. …
  2. Provide heating on cold nights. …
  3. Clean and change bedding regularly. …
  4. Use canine clothing options for particular dogs and situations. …
  5. Use booties to protect your dog’s paws when walking on snow and salt.
  6. Plenty of fresh water and extra treat is always good!!

Chickens

  1. Use Deep Litter to Keep Them Warm. …
  2. They May Not Lay Unless You Supplement Light. …
  3. Feed Them Corn in the Evening to Keep Them Warm All Night. …
  4. Hang a Head of Cabbage for a Chicken Play Toy. …
  5. Make Them a Nice Sunroom. …
  6. Petroleum Jelly on Combs and Wattles Protects from Frostbite. …
  7. Chickens Don’t Like Snow.
  8. Water and food at all times

Horses/livestock

  1. Plenty of hay they might need extra when its colder
  2. Tank heater so water does not freeze
  3. Shelter
  4. salt/mineral lick
  5. blanket or rug if necessary
  6. Talk to your vet what is best for your horse or livestock

Remember our pets rely on us for their care no matter what the seasoncall me if you have any questions I would be glad to help, Take extra special care of your critters They thank you!!

Lori Blanchard

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