Five (More!) Ways to Keep Your Pet Warm This Winter

Five (More!) Ways to Keep Your Pet Warm This Winter

Once again the cold weather is blowing in on frigid winds and cloudless nights, making humans and animals alike just a little bit colder. With only fifteen days left in autumn, it is time to get ready for the winter season. While you're slipping into fluffy robes and bringing out the heated blankets, your pet could be feeling the cold, too. Last year we gave you five ways to keep your potentially cold-sensitive cat or dog warm during the winter months and we're back, doing it again!

 

One. Keep them active. 

It might not seem related, but keeping your pet physically active during the day can help moderate their body temperature during the day and into the night. You know the sensation of heating up during exercise, and it is the same for your pet. Keep their bodies moving if they're expressing discomfort with the cold weather, especially during the day, and help their bodies regulate. Plus, regular exercise helps maintain blood flow too to keep their extremities warm.  

 

Two. Change their grooming habits.

Hair isn't everything when keeping your cat or dog warm, but extra hair around their face and feet during the colder months could make a difference for your pet's comfort. Consult with a dog groomer or vet to see if you could adapt your pet's grooming habits to protect them from the cold. 

 

Three. Put extra bedding on your pet's bed or sleeping area.

Last year we suggested getting a warming bed or warming pad for your pet, but if that isn't accessible for you, there's nothing wrong with adding an extra blanket, pillow or scrap fabric to pad your pet's bed, protect them from the cold ground and give them something to burrow under. 

 

Four. Keep the house warm. 

An increased electricity bill from electric heaters or hot aircon, or the energy you spend building and maintaining a fire in the fireplace may not seem worth it to you who can wrap up in a blanket and spend all evening in bed, but moderating the temperature of the house is important for your pet's wellbeing. Even just one electric heater in your pet's favourite room can make a difference in keeping their body in a healthy temperature range. 

 

Five. Be mindful of their diet. 

A well-fed pet can stay warm because their body has the energy to expend keeping warm and regulating their body temperature. Especially a diet high in high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and water for hydration. Food such as Pawganic Pet Meals are perfect for keeping your pet warm in the winter months and healthy year-round. 

 

So, many dogs and cats are okay moderating their own body temperature; when they were wolves and wild cats, they survived out in the wild on their own. However, breeds like chihuahuas, sphinxes, siamese, shorthairs, or greyhounds would benefit from the mindful management of their home environment.

However you do it, do it for them. Let us help you with Pawganic Pet Food, not just in winter but year-round. 

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