4 Winter Safety Tips for Dog Owners

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Just as winter can present new safety challenges for us, it can create similar issues for our beloved family dogs.

19 thoughts on “4 Winter Safety Tips for Dog Owners

  1. Love this post!! Thanks for taking the time to write it. I have 3 dogs, and they are like kids to us. I see dogs outside in our neighborhood, when it’s very cold outside.

  2. Great tips! I am really impressed when folks dress their dogs in coats, hats and boots to protect them from the elements. You do this, why not your beloved pet?

  3. We are very fortunate to live in a part of the US that doesn’t get a lot of snow – but we do have our fair share of sleet and freezing rain, I’d rather have the white stuff! We also tend to have a lot of wind, and with our ongoing drought and the colder temps, the dogs’ allergies seem to be that much worse. Our 3 dogs spend most of their time indoors just to keep the sneezing and scratching to a minimum – you have shared some great tips though!

  4. Many people don’t know these things so thanks for posting! We have also taught our dog to “knock” when she wants in. We have a glass fronted door so this means we have to clean it more often but it’s totally worth it. Our Matty (a Golden Retriever) never has to stay outside any longer than she wants to…and she sits on the rug in front of the door (without being told) to get wiped down when she comes in. She enjoys it in fact. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? lol

  5. I agree with each of these tips. Yesterday I found a snowball stuck in our beagle’s paw. The relief on his face was so obvious. Right now out town has temps in the minus area and very strong winds. Our dog goes our for only a minute or two and right back in.

  6. This was great information. We have two Maltese, Freud and Pavlov who love to be outside. But with the cold weather we have been having, it is good to have read these tips.

  7. These tips are very helpful. We get the extreme cold weather here. I am glad I came across it. Thanks

  8. I enjoyed reading this post and am thankful that you are taking the time to let pet owners know safety tips for their dogs. We always use a ice melter that is safe for animals as well

  9. Good points! My dog also has allergies, we were able to purchase some wipes for his paws from the vet, they have a peculiar odor to them, but they seemed to help a little. Our puppy didn’t seem to have his problems in the winter or the snow, it was in the grass/weeds during spring and summer.

  10. These are all great tips. My dog loves snow so much but I don’t let her go out and stay out even though she wanted to and she gets mad at me when I bring her in. She actually hops up and down when she looks outside and sees snow. She is a husky and German Shepherd mix. She will also walk and lick the snow off the ground.

  11. These are great tips for people to know especially about the salt. A lot of people really don’t think about that one and with tip 4, I can’t believe some people need to be told about that one but they do. I feel bad for the ones that have to live outside. I have 2 Great Pyrenees, they love the cold and when I tell them its time to come in, they look at me like I’ve lost my mind, but I get them in. They’re my babies!

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