Winter weather and your pet…

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Dogs-in-The-White-Stuff-1Winter and cold weather seem to sneak up on us. One minute you’re bundling up for a walk and before you know it you’re spending all your time indoors with your pets. The season brings its own host of issues: cold, ice, boredom, and a lack of exercise.
There are benefits from winter such as fewer fleas and mosquitoes outside. However, we recommend year-round flea and heartworm prevention because the lack of consistency in the weather.
Winter doesn’t have to be agony for you and your pet, though. Certain breeds of dogs naturally do very well in cold climates and are quite happy with a little extra preparation. Don’t forget to look after your dog’s paws as temperatures drop; freezing pavement and harsh road salt can take a real toll on their sensitive skin.

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