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Posted on 09-20-2018

Is Your Pet Warm Enough?

When it comes to taking care of your dog or cat, it is incredibly important that you take special precautions when the weather gets cold outside. In fact, if your pet is an outdoor pet, there is a good chance that you may want to bring him indoors during the colder months of the year. Even if you bring him into the garage, this can greatly help prevent him from getting frostbite or becoming too cold. For now, let's take a closer look at keeping your pet warm enough during the colder months of the year. 

dog looking at the sunset

Which Factors Affect How Warm Your Pet Is?

There are several factors that directly affect how warm your pet will stay when outside in cold weather. For example, your pet's coat type will influence how quickly he or she gets cold. Pets with thick fur coats will, of course, stay warmer than pets with thin coats. Dogs like Siberian Huskies are well known for being able to stay warm even when the temperatures are freezing. Greyhounds, on the other hand, are known for getting cold very quickly. Other factors that will affect your pet's ability to stay warm include:

  • Age and health
  • Coat color
  • Conditioning
  • Size
  • Weight

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Warm Enough

By visiting a vet at the Casillas Veterinary Hospital, you can learn about the different ways to make sure your pet stays warm during the colder months. First and foremost, you will want to make sure your pet is wearing proper clothing when it's wet and cold outside. You may even want to make your pet wear paw gloves.

Contact Our Montebello, Lynwood or East Los Angeles Locations

To learn more about keeping your pet warm enough, please contact Casillas Veterinary Hospital now. We provide a wide range of veterinary services to the Montebello, Lynwood and East Los Angeles areas. 

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