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Walking Your Dog In Winter

Taking your dog for a walk is definitely much more fun in summer, when it's nice out. And while we don't usually get the worst of winter's weather, we do see our share of storms, as well as freezing rain.

When it's cold out, try to keep your dog's walks short and sweet. (This doesn't necessarily apply if you have a snow dog, like a husky. These pups love to play in the cold!)

Footing is very important here. Wear shoes or boots with good tread, especially when it's icy out. You'll also want to use paw balm to protect your dog's paws. Your pet can get painful burns or abrasions by walking on salt, sand, or chemical de-icing agents!

Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that it's going to get dark earlier at that time of year. You may want to take a flashlight with you.

Do you want to learn more about how to care for your dog in winter? Contact your veterinarian Roanoke VA.

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