As I discussed in my last blog, the weather here in Canada has been less than ideal. There is no denying the fact that winter is here, and it’s here to stay for awhile! We’ve already discussed ideas for keeping yourself warm and toasty despite the bone-chilling wind that rages outside – but what about your four-legged family members? Winter pet safety is a topic that isn’t discussed nearly often enough!
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It’s no surprise if you’ve been around Alternatively Speaking for any length of time that my pets are members of our family. Often starring in my photos and stories, and inspiring many of the posts that I share, they are a central focus of our lives.
During the winter months, there are a number of risks and hazards that we need to be aware of as pet owners. By bringing them into our lives and our families we are assuming the responsibility for their safety and well-being. I created this infographic to provide new pet owners with valuable information for the winter months. It is also a great reminder for those of us who have long welcomed the unconditional love of our special companions.
What steps do you take to keep your beloved pets safe and healthy throughout the winter months?
26 thoughts on “7 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter”
Great tips x
I remember Dav and Indy’s crocheted hats! They need sweaters to match 🙂
Haha they were SO cute lol
My mom has tried putting little doggy mittens on our dogs to protect their paws and they were just not having it. Lol. They would lay down and refuse to walk if they were on! ?
Mine don’t wear winter booties so anytime they are outside beyond our back yard (which is puppy safe) they get a full foot wash off to make sure the salts are all gone
this was a great post! thank you for sharing! oreo loves the cold weather so basically we need to make sure he isn’t out in the yard playing for long periods of time, i swear he would live outside if he could lol
That’s the struggle we have with ours too, especially Davi. Indy is usually pretty good for knowing when it’s time to go in… My husband has had to go get her before
Lovely post!!! These are things that are quite often overlooked during the winter and I love the graphic you’ve made for this
Thank you very much!
Some awesome tips here lovely 🙂
Such a helpful post, especially about the antifreeze as I don’t think everyone realises how poisonous it can be to animals!
Thank you! If it reaches even one person who learns something its totally worth it!
fantastic tips! my cat is indoors but even that can get cold!
We’ve got the two indoor cats and they have dealt with the cold by discovering the vents in the house lol They can be found laying on top of one
Even though I have a long(er)-haired dog, he definitely needs a sweater in the winter! Great tips (and infographic)!
Definitely – there are different types of coat. Indy has longer hair than our girl Dav, but he’s the one that struggles in cold weather, not her
Great tips. We have a cat so she’s in and out as she wishes.
We have two cats, but they are fully indoor cats so they are far less of a concern lol – my dogs are the ones I have to watch closer.
We have a cat and never really think about this, though I can just imagine his reaction if I tried to wash his paws!
I keep baby wipes around for paws largely, I’m sure they’d work for cats too! Our cats are indoors all the time so we don’t really have to worry about that
Fab tips! I always worry about my pet’s paws when they’re out and about. Like you, we use baby wipes too.
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Aren’t baby wipes so helpful? They work great with the mud and dirt in the spring too!
These are such great reasons to give our furry friends a little extra love this time of year (:
They rely on us to keep them safe, and give us everything they have in exchange. The least we can do is to do our best to care for them.