As winter approaches, dog owners must be prepared for the harsh conditions and the effects the cold weather and road salt will have on their furry family members. Winter Safety & Fun for Dogs, a seasonal take action guide published by It Takes a Village Pet Care located in Barrington, NH, includes tips for keeping your dog and the planet safe.
“As pet care professionals, our team experiences all kinds of winter conditions walking dogs for our clients,” said Traci Bisson, owner, and sustainable pet care expert. “Many dog owners do not realize the negative effects winter can have on their canine companion’s health.”
The guide includes 10 pages of safety information that encourages dog owners to take action when it comes to their pet’s health. From understanding the effects of cold and wind on your dog based on its size and breed to learning about the damaging effects of road salt on your dogs’ paws and the environment, Winter Safety & Fun for Dogs offers solutions for these issues and more.
Canine enrichment is crucial for a dog’s mental stimulation. When the weather is too cold or unsafe for staying outside with your dog, offer interactive play. The guide also includes enrichment activities from Red Pointy Dog Training, Miss Behavior, and Healthy Pets NH.
It Takes a Village Pet Care, established in 2016, is a sustainably focused company that offers dog walking and pet sitting services in Barrington and surrounding communities. They also host monthly outings for dogs and their owners through their Dog Walking Club, which has over 1,000 members. For more information, and to grab a copy of the free guide, visit ittakesavillagenh.com/subscribe.
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