5 Simple Ways to take Care of Your Pugalier during winter
Do you live in a place where there is a winter season?
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in an area that has pleasant weather all year round, you and your dogs will experience the chill when winter comes. For most of us, we consider cold weather as bothersome and annoying. However, there are those that consider it as fun-filled season when they can go snowboarding, skiing and participate in other winter joys. There are also those that consider this season a nightmare.
Regardless of your point of view regarding this season, one of our main concerns in winter are our pets. Fortunately, there are simple ways to take care of your Pugalier during the cold days of winter. Here are some of these ways –
Keep Your Pugalier Inside
Even if your pet spends most of his time outside of the home, you might want to keep him inside the home during winter days especially if you live in excruciatingly cold places.
Provide a Warm Shelter for your Pugalier
If it is necessary for you to keep your Pugalier outside the home during winter, you should understand that his short fur coat may not be enough to protect him from cold elements. It is definitely not enough especially during winter days in climates where it snows. A warm, dry and comfortable shelter outside the home must be provided. The shelter must also comply with any state or local laws that may apply such as a limit on the height or size of dog house.
Offer Adequate Food
In order for the body to stay warm during cold days, it takes a lot of energy and fuel. Therefore, your pet would need to eat more during winter days. In addition to adequate food, a fresh and constant water supply is critical to keep your pet’s health in check. You should keep his water bowl filled and make sure that it has not turned into ice.
Adjust your Pugalier’s Diet Accordingly
If your Pugalier puppy is used to indoor life, he may have different dietary needs. He will conserve energy through sleeping more during winter, which means they will have less exercise time. Therefore, it is important that you adjust your Pugalier’s diet accordingly if you don’t want him to get overweight.
Frostbite is one of the serious problems your Pugalier can have during winter, which can be seen on the ears, tips of tails and paws. This makes keeping your pet warm and comfortable even more important especially when they are outdoor pets. You can find them clothing accessories such as coats, hats and booties when you’re taking him for a walk and always keep an eye out on frostbite warning signs such as blistering and firm and waxy skin.
Preparing for winter with your pet only takes common sense. If you get cold during winter, so does your pet. So, make sure that your pet is warm, dry and comfortable so the both of you can stay safe and healthy during winter.
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