Taking Your Dog for a Walk in the Snow
The winter can be a super fun time for dogs to be outdoors. If you’re going to take your dog for a walk outdoors, make sure to take a few precautions along the way. For instance, dress yourself and your dog in bright, reflective clothing. The snow can be pretty white, bright, and blinding. You need something that will make you and your dog stick out so everyone can see you. Depending on how cold it is, only plan to be out for half of your usual walk time. Shorter walks in the winter will help prevent your dog from getting too cold and from losing his breath. The cold can often be so sharp that it makes it difficult to breathe for people and animals. In this case, keep the walk short and go back indoors. Consult with your Thorold, ON vet for more tips.