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Protecting Your Dog in the Winter

The winter months can be harsh on all of us especially our canine friends. They can’t speak up and tell us when they’re cold or when they’re paws are covered with snow ball. It’s important to make sure you check on your dog after each walk to ensure he doesn’t have snow balls stuck between his paw pads. Make sure he’s not wet when he comes in from the cold. Towel dry if needed. Before taking your dog out, provide him with a coat in case he’s cold. Place petroleum jelly on the paws before you go outdoors. This can help prevent ice and snow build up. Dog friendly protective food balm is also available in some pet stores and online. Keep your dog’s paws trimmed and free of hair which can also help keep blistering from the cold and ice down. Ask your reputed vet Columbia, MD for more tips.

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