Here are the top three winter pet care tips that will make your life easier

Dr. Vinod Sharma, Head of Veterinary Services - DCC Animal Hospital and Pet - Care and one of India’s foremost veterinary practitioners shares a few suggestions to take care of your furry friends

author_img Express News Service Published :  13th January 2022 05:18 PM   |   Published :   |  13th January 2022 05:18 PM
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If you thought that furry coat was enough to keep your pet friends warm, you’d join many pet parents who make the same mistake. To prevent that, here are a few tips to take care of your furry friends during winters.

You need to make sure that your beloved companion is as healthy and comfortable as can be, so they can enjoy the best of the cold seasons with you! Here are the top three winter pet care tips that will make your life easier by Dr. Vinod Sharma, Head of Veterinary Services - DCC Animal Hospital and Pet - Care and one of India’s foremost veterinary practitioners. 

His organization achieved a place in ‘Limca Book of Records as he organized the first blood bank in India for animals.

1) Know how much cold and heat your pet can take. Just like humans, you need to understand your pet’s tolerance based on several factors including their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. 

While long-haired or thick-coated pets are usually more cold-resistant, short-haired or those with shorter legs feel colder because of the increased exposure.

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2) The next one’s for dogs; if you don’t already, walk them during the late morning or early afternoon when it’s warmer outside. 

Not only will it be more comfortable, walks or playing in the sun also gives them their much-needed dose of Vitamin D!

3) Avoid overfeeding.

There is a common misconception that increasing the food intake of your pets might protect them from the cold, but that could prove disastrous for them. You need to carefully monitor your pets’ weight throughout the season to make sure they’re at a healthy weight and adjust their calory intake based on their level of activity as well. Again, you can consult your veterinarian for a high-quality whole-food diet for your pets.

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