How to protect pets from the cold

With the arrival of the cold, it is necessary to take certain measures so that our pets do not have a bad time because of the low temperatures . We must have special attention with those animals that remain outside the home, such as dogs and cats, but we must also protect animals of temperate or tropical climates, parrots for example. Likewise, puppies or young and sick or elderly animals will be more vulnerable. With this article, you can learn how to protect pets from the cold.

Steps to follow:


If the pets spend the night or the entire day away from home, we must provide them a place where they can shelter, that is, a shelter or place sheltered from the cold and other inclement weather: rain, snow, cold winds ...


Also, it will be important to reinforce the feeding of our pets and give them a greater contribution of calories and nutrients, since the wear will be greater and they will need more energy.


The cold can make some pets more lazy, for example dogs, and that are reluctant to exercise, but we should not allow this attitude. It will be very important that companion animals also perform physical activity in winter.


In the case of furry pets, you should not cut their hair in winter so they can protect themselves from the cold and maintain body heat.


When it comes to protecting birds, such as parrots, parakeets, canaries, etc., we recommend that you take them to the veterinarian before the cold starts, so that you can examine them thoroughly and you can also take advantage of them to deworm them. In this way, you can guarantee that your bird is in good health and is not affected by the cold.


Place the cage, if possible, inside your house and in a place without drafts . It will also be important that the heating does not dry the environment too much, since it can be harmful instead of serving so that the pet does not suffer from cold.


If it seems to you that your pet has contracted some disease because of the cold, a cold for example, you should take it to the veterinarian to perform a test and diagnose what it is.