Dr. John’s Top Ten Winter Tips 2015

By January 5, 2015Pet Safety, Uncategorized

It is COLD out in Etobicoke, Ontario…
Keep Your Pet Warm and SAFE!

  1. IMG_0410 (2) (480x640) If it is too cold outside for YOU… then It is too cold for your pet
  2. Check the current temperature and your dog’s comfort when you head out for a long walk to the off leash park especially during this recent deep freeze in Toronto
  3. Keep your dog on a leash —  Certainly any time of year is terrible for a pet to become separated from you and possibly lost or hurt but when it is extremely cold the risks multiply
  4. Some pets need and appreciate a coat or boots when outside this winter
  5. Limit backyard play time to “potty breaks”
  6. Paws are sensitive to salt.. wash your pets paws and dry them thoroughly after walks
  7. Consider using kitty litter or sand on the areas your pet frequents instead of salt
  8. Outdoor cats are attracted to the heat of car motors.  Make sure you tap the hood of your car a few times before starting your it.
  9. Antifreeze is fatal to your pet if ingested. Any leaks or spills should be cleaned up immediately. Keep Antifreeze stored in a sealed leak-proof container and secured in a closed cupboard away from pets. If your pet has ingested antifreeze contact us immediately.
  10. Stay inside and snuggle with your pet any chance you get this winter!!

Dr. John