Pet Safety and Warm Weather: How to Prepare Your Pet For the Heat

Dog cooling off in front of a fan.

Howell is arguably one of the most pleasant places in New Jersey. With an average of 209 sunny days a year, and 112 days with precipitation, we’re above the national average for both. And, when it comes to temperature extremes, we don’t have many. Even in the hottest months of the year, our average temperatures are in the 80s! This is great news for pet safety, of course, but there is still work to be done when it comes to preparing your pet for the warmer seasons.


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.