Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ready, Set...SNOW!

It's A Snow Day!!!

Winter is here and so is the first snow storm of the season! Little Shelter hopes everyone enjoys this snowy day and reminds everyone to
keep your eyes on the weather reports and stay alert to what's going on around you so you do not get caught by surprise.

Here are some helpful tips to keep your furry loved ones safe while playing in the snow:
  • Limit Time Outside - Everyone enjoys playing in the snow, but in all the excitement it's easy to forget how long you've been outside. Try to limit outdoor time to 20-30 minutes with 1-2 hour breaks where you can fully warm up.
  • Dry Off - As soon as your furry friend comes inside, towel dry them as much as possible. Make sure to wipe the ears and feet! Then let them snuggle up somewhere warm to finish drying.
  • Hydrate - It's important to make sure your dog has plenty of water in between outside play, just because it's cold doesn't mean they don't work up a sweat running around.
  • Stay Close - Snow conditions can quickly change and a strong gust can create white out conditions. Keep your dogs on leash and close to you so no one gets separated. It is also a good idea to not let your pets out unattended.
  • Stay Warm - Just like you need to bundle up in this weather, there are many dogs who need a warm doggie jacket in this weather. If you have small or short fur dogs, invest in a good winter jacket for them.
  • Know Their Limits - Older pets, pets with medical conditions or lowered immunity, should stay indoors during this type of weather.
  • Keep Kitty Safe - It is recommended that all cats be kept indoors during this weather. If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, the winter is the perfect time to transition them to an indoor only lifestyle as the cold and snow will make them want to stay inside more.

Little Shelter hopes everyone enjoys the fun winter weather as this can be a great bonding time for you and your furry loved ones.

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