Winter can be a tough time of year for dogs, especially furry friends that do not have all that much fur! There are a few cold-weather essentials for dogs, which will be particularly useful if you are going on a winter holiday or live in an area where you get a lot of rain and snow. 🐶 ❄️
1. Dog Coat
Dog coats for winter are a smart investment that can make all the difference in the colder months. These coats can provide warmth but they are also often waterproof, which will protect your dog while romping in the snow/rain and give you a lot less to do when you get home from a wet walk! Dog coats can also come in all kinds of fun, colourful and stylish designs, so it is a good chance to add some personality as well.
2. Extra Blanket
You should also have an extra blanket at home that you can use to cover your dog when the temperature falls. In a time when many are trying to keep their energy bills down, you should not forget about your dog and an extra blanket should keep them warm. For smaller breeds/those without much fur, a blanket could make a big difference.
Do you often find yourself pulling clumps of mud and snow out of your dog’s paws? This can be a frustrating task, but it will also be unpleasant for your dog and could be damaging its paws. Therefore, snow boots can offer important protection against the cold weather – they also look cute as well!
4. A Collar Light
The days are a lot shorter during the winter months, which means that it is often dark when walking your dog. This can be disconcerting and a cause for concern, but a collar light will help you to always be able to spot your dog no matter how dark it is. This is also important in terms of safety as it will alert any motorists to the presence of your dog if you are in a car park, crossing the road or walking along the pavement at night.
If you are a dog owner then these are 4 items that you will want to make sure that you have for the colder months, especially if you are planning a winter holiday somewhere. These items will be useful for both you and your beloved pet and manage some of the difficulties that the colder months can bring.