An Up-to-Date Guide to Winter Pet Safety

woman walking dog in the cold snow

Keeping our pets safe during the winter is critical for their overall health and wellness. There’s a great deal that can be done before and during the seasonal lows, and we’ve got hot tips for cold paws.

Use It or Lose It

Winter pet safety hinges on providing a pet with all the right gear to guard against the elements. To ensure that daily activities persist outside, invest in insulating clothing that keeps their core warm. If they’ll accommodate you, have them wear waterproof booties to protect the skin on their paw pads. If not, be sure to wash their feet in warm water at home afterwards to remove any ice balls in between their toes or build up of salt for deicing chemicals.


Are Your Emergency Pet Care Skills Up to Par?

Dog with emergency pet kit.

Experiencing a true emergency is not on any pet lover’s bucket list. Unfortunately, these things can happen. Taking a little time to understand first aid and emergency care for animals and organize yourself and your family can make all the difference if you ever experience one. True Care Veterinary Hospital wants to help ensure that your emergency pet care knowledge is ready to go, just in case.