Keeping Dogs and Cats Warm in Winter

Keeping Dogs and Cats Warm in Winter

Top Cold-Weather Concerns For Pets Via iStock.com/Pekic Most of our dogs and cats are covered with fur, and some breeds seem to tolerate the cold more naturally, but… “Every breed has different limits of hot/cold, and each pet should be considered individually,” says Dr. Sara Witherell, a board-certified associate veterinarian at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

UK cold weather: How to protect your pets during COLD SNAP

UK cold weather: How to protect your pets during COLD SNAP

Read More: UK weather forecast:Arctic SNOWSTORM to hit Britain in 24 HOURS UK cold weather: Pay attention to your dog, some may love the snow and some may hate it (Image: GETTY) 3 - Wrap up warm Sweaters and doggy jackets are ideal for safe and comfy walks in the winter weather but don't forget your dog’s feet.

Heartwarming moment woman warms up shivering stray dog with her scarf

Heartwarming moment woman warms up shivering stray dog with her scarf

The woman, who was completely unaware her kind gesture was being immortalised on camera, can be seen stopping up and looking at the poor dog as she exits a cafe in Zonguldak, Turkey on a cold, rainy day.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

Winter pet dumping scandal: Terrified dog CHAINED to lamp post in freezing cold

Winter pet dumping scandal: Terrified dog CHAINED to lamp post in freezing cold

Last year, the RSPCA were rescuing up to 850 pets a month, with more than 10,000 calls – one every 12 minutes – from worried members of the public about abandonments .Now, in the space of the past few cold, winter days, the RSPCA has witnessed a worrying spike in the number of pets callously thrown on the streets, with the blame likely to be on owners worried about running up vets’ bills in the countdown to the Christmas period.Animal Collection Officer Vic Hurr described how he found the terrified dog after being called out to Esher Road, Birmingham, by worried residents.“This poor dog was tied with a choke chain and was absolutely terrified,” explained ACO Hurr.

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.