Four-legged therapists

Four-legged therapists

Question: Last year, I saw a lot of my friends buy a proper bed for their dogs to brave the winter chill. If your dog doesn’t like to sleep on the mattress, make him wear a half-sleeve sweater or coat.

Dogs putting on weight in winter due to owners' shirking walks in bad weather, study finds

Dogs putting on weight in winter due to owners' shirking walks in bad weather, study finds

In response to the findings, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Dan Osman started Doggy Bootcamp - an exercise regime to put dogs and dog owners through their paces – a way to get man and pup pumped in a tail-wagging workout when the weather gets chilly.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Cold Weather Safety Tips

After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells.

Dog jackets, and more: How to best care for your pets in winter

Dog jackets, and more: How to best care for your pets in winter

Luckily, the quick thinking of her rescuer spared her.Source:SuppliedLike humans, animals can also suffer in the cold without sufficient warmth and protection.Every winter, almost 5600 animals are taken care of by RSPCA NSW.As temperatures start to drop off across the state, RSPCA NSW urges pet owners to consider the effects of the bitter weather on their pets.RSPCA NSW Yagoona Hospital’s managing veterinarian, Dr Christina Zhu, provided five tips to keep pets out of harm’s way this winter.1.

More people buying their pets warmer clothes as winter approaches

More people buying their pets warmer clothes as winter approaches

A growing number of pet owners are buying winter fashion for their four-legged friends, according to local retailers.And, the extra layers could come in handy this week, as regional parts of the state are forecast to dip below 0C as a winter chill sets in.Desperate House Dogs owner Debbie Bakker said her range of hoodies, pyjamas, coats and bandannas for dogs were “very popular”.“You are also getting more ‘designer dogs’ ...

Adelaide’s cold weather forces many to rug up, including cat called Milk, a star attraction at a Felixstow pet cafe

Adelaide’s cold weather forces many to rug up, including cat called Milk, a star attraction at a Felixstow pet cafe

The National Weather Service forecasted Trail Ridge Road could receive 36 inches by Friday evening. The national park shared this footage from Trail Ridge Road, which is the highest continuous paved highway in North America with an elevation above 12,000 feet at its peak.

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

3. A Little Leak Can Be a Big Driveway Danger -- While antifreeze is essential for protecting your vehicle in winter, the coolant used in engines is poisonous to pets.