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Preparing For Cooler Weather

Now that summer is coming to a close, it is time to start preparing for cooler weather. There is still some time for a trip to the beach with your dog, but it is time to start looking at getting ready for the change in season. Therefore here is a checklist to look over to make sure that you are prepared.cold dog

1. Getting The Proper Supplies For Cold Weather

Perhaps you are of the fortunate few that live in a climate that stays warm even in the winter months. Most people are not in that category though and have to batten down the hatches. That means that you have to make sure that your dog is warm and comfortable in these winter months. Dog clothes have become a fun trend in recent years, but they can have a practical use as well. In colder climates your pooch will thank you for some warm clothes when the temperature dips down to uncomfortable levels. If you keep your dog outside in a dog house, it might be a good idea to at least move them into the garage at night and make sure that the temperature stays at a level that your dog won’t suffer. For those that have the funds, there are some nice heated dog houses that will work for and size dog.

2. Plenty Of Water

Make sure your dog has plenty of water. This should go without saying, except that if your dog spends a lot of time outdoors and it gets cold enough the water can freeze. Though your dog will instinctively eat the ice, it will bring their core temperature down and can potentially kill your dog.

3. Plenty Of Exercise

Exercise will keep your dog moving and therefore keep them warm. Again this is not as important if your dog is an indoor dog, but if they spend any significant time outside then you need to either walk them or play some sort of fetch game with them throughout the day.

Just make sure that you don’t wait around until the weather drops to be prepared. Taking care of things early is the best way to be ready for the change in season.

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