Winter Paw Care: How to Protect Your Dog’s Dogs

Winter paw care and pet paw care contribute to pet health

This time of year, you can find most of us bundled up before a fireplace, snuggling under the covers, or drinking something hot and steamy. However, our best canine friends still need to go outside periodically (and maybe some of us also enjoy a good romp in the snow or winter hike!). Of course, we know how to protect ourselves and keep warm during these blustery adventures, but what about our pets?

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we want to highlight how important winter paw care is this time of year. While your dog’s dogs can seem pretty resilient, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.

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Is Winter Pet Grooming a Thing?

Winter pet grooming is part of winter pet safety

Unless you’re going to yoga regularly or have a Caribbean cruise scheduled in January, you may opt to skip your monthly pedicure. After all, your toes won’t be on public display this winter. There’s a similar thought process regarding winter pet grooming.

Sure, it makes sense to allow your pet’s coat to grow and thicken up to insulate them from the weather, but that doesn’t mean they won’t benefit from some professional and personal attention this winter.

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Can Pets Get Lice Like Us?

pets get liceThere are few episodes in life worse than head lice. Not only do you have to treat the person affected by these awful-looking blood suckers, but the entire home – from blankets to upholstery – has to be handled effectively. For a household with animals, this can begin to feel absolutely overwhelming.

The good news is that head lice (the ones that thrive on human blood) don’t bug animals. However, pets get lice of a different kind, as well as other parasites that are definitely problematic.

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As Smooth as Ice: Winter Pet Travel and Boarding Tips

The time has come to solidify holiday travel plans, and if you’re a pet owner, this inevitably  includes planning for pets as well. Whether you’re bringing Fido along on a multi-state drive or you’re considering boarding your furry friend while you’re away, our tips for winter pet travel will help you prepare for anything.

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