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Tips for walking a dog in winter

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Although it is winter, dogs need a walk.

To prevent the impact of cold weather on the skin and paws of your pet, read a few helpful tips…

Often going out from your warm home outside in the winter can cause itching and peeling skin. It is therefore important that your home is sufficiently moist, and after each walk to clean dog’s paws with a damp towel, especially between the toes.

In care of the long haired dogs, trim fur between the paws to prevent snow to dry on the skin together with salts and chemicals. Do not neglect the hair between fingers!

Bring a towel when you go for long walks to clear irritated paws.

After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet to remove ice, salt and chemicals. Also, check the area between the pads or redness between the toes.

Sweaters and coats for pets will help to maintain body heat, but also to prevent drying of the skin.

Also boots for dogs provide good protection against external impacts of winter.

Regular grooming not only removes fall off hair, but also stimulates blood circulation, which improves the general condition of the skin.

Animals consume more energy in winter trying to keep the body temperature, which sometimes causes dehydration. It is therefore important that during the winter feed your pet a little more and make sure they have enough water to be hydrated and make their skin less dry.