With some of the coldest evenings forecast with snow, remember your dogs need to be kept warm.
Some people choose to keep dogs in kennels, so please bring your dog inside.
Remember if you own dogs, that salt is highly poisoness to dogs so if you road walk your dogs and its been salted, wash your dogs paws as soon as you get home. If a dog was to lick the salt it could be very poorly.
If dogs eat high quantities of snow or ice, remember it can cause issues in the stomach with the cold, and can cause torsion in the stomach. So play time should not involve eating ice.
Many dogs will require coats to keep warm if their fur is short. So when you go out put a coat on the dog. Good places to buy coats are Equafleece and Hotter.
Dogs use more energy when exercising as they are keeping warm, so if you have a dog on the thin side, try and feed it more during cold weather.
Do not play too many ball games on hard ice and hard ground as it can cause injuries to claws, and legs.
Do not let dogs walk on frozen ice over ponds, lakes etc, as they could give way. Dogs can not always climb out from frozen ponds and they can drown. Many people have also lost their lives by going to save the dogs. Think! Put your dog on a lead if you go past such areas.
Mrs Rachel Savage