There is an icy nip in the air as we head into July. Older pets will feel it more than an active youngster, so be aware of their needs and provide deep warm beds, nourishing food, and gentle exercise to keep them fit and mobile. For those with pets who suffer joint pain, come in and talk to us about how we can help them cope with the long winter aches and pains. Any outdoor pet deserves a warm, insulated shelter and a water bowl thatdoesn’t freeze over. Provide a stray cat with an off-the-ground insulated shelter and a daily nourshing meal to help them get through the winter. Make sure you check your pet’s paws for cuts if they have been out playing in any snow as it can dry your pet’s paws and cause them to crack which can be very painful.
Be aware when putting antifreeze in your car that it doesn’t leak out and pool on the driveway. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which poses a danger to pets. It is sweet tasting which attracts pets and as little as a teaspoon can be fatal. Prompt veterinary attention is required immediately if they have ingested this substance. Another thing to be aware of is carbon monoxide poisoning. Never start your car and let it warm up in the garage unless you remove your pet during this time. Andbefore you drive anywhere, check that your cat isn’t sleeping onyour car’s motor or is curled up in the wheel cover (these places attract cats because they are warm sheltered areas). Every pet has basic needs that must be met in winter but most of all, they crave our love and attention! The bonus is that cuddling your pet will keep you warm too!
Also in this months newsletter we talk about;
- Winter & the war against the Flea
- Cats are vulnerable during Winter
- Case Study – Ringworm
- Adopt a Pet
- Loss of balance in dogs
- Keep your pet lean
- Wellness Plans
- Training & socialising pets