Have you ever noticed your dog is always warmer than you? That’s because dogs have a naturally higher temperature than us 2-leged humans. Even wearing a big beautiful coat though, dogs still get cold and often need assistance to maintain a healthy reading on their internal temperature. It’s all too often assumed that dogs are ‘outdoor’ animals and therefore can weather any storm; thankfully, this dangerous attitude is causing a big push back from dog advocates everywhere. Many are calling for laws to protect dogs from overly relaxed guardians, these laws would allow dogs to stay outside all day and night, but only if they have proper shelter to escape from the elements. Think about being stuck outside yourself, the last thing anyone wants (dog, human, elephant, or bug) is to be stuck under torrential rains with nowhere to escape, yet with a warm dry place of refuge, the storm becomes a nice thing to watch instead of a nightmare to endure. Snow and rain are not the only forms of weather that can cause your dog grief, being prepared for all four seasons will help you maintain a happy canine.
Protecting Dog Paws and Noses
Paw pads seem durable and strong but in reality they are fragile no matter the season. In the summer time, hitting the hot pavement all day turns paws rough and dry, and in the winter paws and noses dry out due to the cold. Some choose to strap on rubber boots, or other weatherproof gear made to keep dog’s feet out of the elements. While some dogs do just fine with footwear, others march around like they have weights on their feet and never seem to get used to the idea of wearing shoes—they just like to eat them, not wear them!
Noses are used for smelling, a dog’s strongest sense, and paws are used for running and playing, every dog’s favorite pastime. All year long, two of your pups most necessary body parts are in potential danger, thankfully you can keep your dog safe from painful cracks or drying. With or without dog shoes, Snout Soother can help your dog’s nose and paw pads remain moisturized and healthy. Carefully formulated, Snout Soother provides a barrier that soothes any current discomfort your dog is experiencing due to drying out and cracking, while also actively protecting against further damage.
Playing in the Sun or Snow
Dogs are clueless when it comes to certain things, like how much trouble a pond of frozen water can get them into, so even though they enjoy playing in the icy weather, make sure you guard over them like you would a child. The same can be said indoors, a roaring fireplace seems cozy but dogs know no boundaries and so you want to keep up a barrier and be sure no sparks can fly out and scorch their unsuspecting bodies.
It is equally important to protect your dog during the summer months as well. Time flies by, one day there is a chill in the air and the next day it’s over 100 degrees, and it’s suddenly summer. To prevent your dog from overheating, make sure they have a shaded shelter, plenty of clean drinking water, and if necessary clip some of their fur to make the weather feel less unbearably hot. Other seasonal threats will also present themselves, depending on where you live poisonous snakes might be an issue during the hottest months. In this case, check out local snake training courses for dogs and talk to the local Fire Department or Animal Control to discuses ways you can limit the potential for snakes to hide or nest on your land. The weather directly impacts the life of your pet, knowing how to plan for each season will benefit your dog greatly.
Quick Tips to Keep Your Dog Healthy Throughout Any Weather Change
- During the coldest months of the year an adorable doggie sweater will truly benefit a dog with short hair (think, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Greyhounds, etc.). For some super cute selections, including adorable dog hats, check out All You Need is Pug!
- Puppies cannot keep warm as well as mature dogs, therefore be extra careful with young dogs during the winter.
- If your dog spends a lot of time out in the cold, a heated dog bed and heated water bowl is a must.
- Download a weather app or flip on the nightly news, if you know what to expect, you can set your dog up for comfort no matter how fierce an approaching storm might be. On the contrary, if this same storm catches you by surprise, it can jeopardize your dog’s wellbeing.
- Simply use Snout Soother! Our all-natural soothing dog balm is made with love, each ingredient works together to soothe and heal weather ravaged dog paws and noses. Snout Soother can be used during all four-seasons to protect against damage, and also heal side effects commonly caused by weather exposure.
Happy dogs are healthy dogs, and in order to keep your dog feeling great during all 4 seasons of the year we have crafted the perfect product. Protect your pet’s most vulnerable assets against every type of weather with Snout Soother. Our mission is simple: Soothe, Heal, Wag.