Winter prep tips for Pets!

Are your pets ready for Winter? Don't get caught off guard - here are our TOP WINTER TIPS to prepare your pets for the Winter months ahead so that you're good and ready! Our pet health consultant, Cathy, gives us her perfect tips for you below…

 Top winter prep tips for pets! 

1. Your pets need an Immune Booster too!
Cathy says: "Your pets are at risk of low immunity and poor health too! Winter weather means wet fur, loss of body temperature and susceptibility to different health issues. So as the winter months are approaching, I would suggest starting all your animals on a natural immunity boosting remedy, like Immunity and Liver Support. This means the active ingredients will have a bit of time to build up in your pet's system by the time winter comes."
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2. Outdoor pets and comfort

Cathy says: "Many believe that dogs will be 'fine' if left outdoors, but this is not always true and risky in very cold weather. Young pets and aged pets are most at risk, but all pets should have a suitable house in an area protected from wind and rain. Start prepping added insulation such as thick layers of newspaper or deep straw bedding to help keep in body heat.  Make sure daily that bedding is dry as wet bedding can be fatal to pets when temperatures drop at night."
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3. Watch the joints!
Cathy says: "Pets with arthritis are prone to more discomfort and injury in cold and damp environments. I see many injuries from slippery steps and surfaces during the winter months, so I would suggest using plastic grip mats or textured ramps if you don't want loads of vet bills! For older pets with arthritis or joint problems, please take extra care and provide ramps up into cars and onto furniture if you can. Take extra care when exercising your pets in winter, let them warm up gently with a slow walk. This is why starting on a remedy for joint health is essential - the ingredients can build up and protect ligaments and tendons from strain, MobiLive Pets is a natural remedy especially formulated for pet joint & muscle health, without any of the risks and side effects of conventional veterinary medicines for arthritis or other joint problems."
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4. Watch for wetness...
Cathy says: "Wet weather can mean cold wet pet feet and muddy clumps of debris getting caught between toes. Make sure to check your pet for any wet matted fur and remove it gently with scissors if needed. Dry off any pet that is wet if the weather is cold, and make sure that nothing is caught on the paw pads."
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5. Stop Sniffles and Sneezes
Cathy says: "When winter arrives, both cats and dogs tend to get a variety of respiratory issues. I would strongly recommend that every household carry the following 3 natural remedies: 1. FeliSafe (for cat flu and sniffles), and 2.  Respo-K (for respiratory issues in dogs) These remedies can be used preventatively too, so definitely worth it!" Warm meals at dinner feedings when it's cold is a great way to get your pet warmed up and ready for a snuggly night's sleep! Holly's favourite is a little bit of gravy in winter, to warm up her usual food."
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6. Watch out for dangers - tell family members now
Cathy says: "As winter arrives, be sure to tell all members of the family that cats may climb up and sleep on car tyres or on the warm engine during the night. In cold weather, cats will seek shelter anywhere they can, including up under the engine. I usually bang on the bonnet of the car as I come around to get in, and this usually alerts any sleeping cats to my presence and the car moving off. (You may also want to toot the hooter once to be sure.)"
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7. Wind and water

Cathy says: "Wind can be extremely icy, and sometimes just as dangerous as rain or storms. Keep an eye on the wind level outside and make sure that the sheltered area is out of the wind. When out on walks, watch out for animals that shiver and become too cold, the smaller your breed, the less meat on them to keep them protected. Always supply fresh water, and if your part of the country gets snow during very cold spells, watch out for water freezing."
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8.  A note on pet clothes

Cathy says: "Although dressing your pet up for winter is a novelty (and you may feel it's a necessity) it is not recommended for the following reasons… clothes on pets are extremely unnatural for the animals concerned and most likely uncomfortable (unless you have hairless breeds). Keep in mind that if clothes get wet, they become a serious danger as they drop your pet's body temperature. Also, animals may try to struggle out of them and end up injured or suffocated. If you do it for a quick photo, always monitor your dressed up pet at all times."
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