We know that you care deeply about your pet’s health, and that’s why you take the time to read articles like this. Pets are not immune to some of the same sickness that we humans experience. During colder months, it’s important to keep a close eye on your furry friends and make sure you can identify the symptoms of a cold or flu so that you can take action. Proper prevention and a healthy lifestyle can ensure your cat or dog has a minimal chance of getting sick this winter. Here are a few things to consider:
- Know How Cold is Too Cold
Every cat and dog has its own level of tolerance for the cold. Be alert to how yours reacts to the cold. If, after several minutes of being in the cold, they have stopped or are turning toward home, this is a good indication that they have had enough!
- Dress for the Weather
When taking your short coat dog outdoors during cold or rainy weather, dress them in something dry and warm. It is better to be safe than sorry, and regular exercise is an important aspect of keeping a healthy pet, especially during the colder season.
- Get a Pet Checkup
Since some dogs and cats already suffer from ailments and are prone to certain sicknesses, it would be a great idea to bring them into Holistic Pet Care for a check-up before the cold season sets in. Symptoms: Dog If your dog has a cold or flu it will begin sneezing, coughing, have a runny nose, lack of energy or appetite; basically the same symptoms that humans experience. If you suspect that your dog has a cold or flu, bring it into Holistic Pet Care for treatment before its condition worsens. Symptoms: Cat When your cat has a cold or flu you may notice its eyes are swollen and there is a discharge, sneezing and loss of appetite. Your cat deserves to be in the care of Dr. Buchoff at Holistic Pet Care so that it is purring again in no time.