[A. Measures to protect your dog from the cold in winter]①
[A. Measures to protect your dog from the cold in winter]
1. Try to keep your dog indoors and not out, especially during cold periods. Pay special attention to the fact that sometimes dogs hide under the car to avoid the winter, and when you want to go out to activate the car, you should wait a few minutes so that your pet dog has a chance to come out.
2. If your dog is a short-haired breed, add a shirt or sweater to it. Preferably a turtleneck sweater that will keep the neck warm. Of course, it is best to cover from head to toe, including the belly.! Some people may consider it a luxury to help your pooch buy clothes, but in the cold winter months, it’s a necessity for your pooch’s livelihood!
3. Don’t leave your dog alone in the car. In winter, an unactivated car can be considered a refrigerator, but it has no resistance to cold. If pet dogs are left in the car, they will freeze to ice.
4. Pet dogs and puppies and kittens have imperfect thermoregulation. They should have more mattresses and insulating blankets light bulbs can also shine and watch for changes in body temperature. If they lose temperature, they should take them to the veterinary hospital as soon as possible. Do not put the dog in an area with too much ventilation to prevent frostbite. Dogs, especially those 6-8 weeks old, are most likely to catch a cold. If you don’t know how to cook, it’s best not to buy a puppy in winter. Buy it when it warms up or when it is older. It will be more resistant.
5. If your pet dog is a watchdog, guard dog, or other dog with a lot of outdoor activity, please remember to increase the amount of food you feed, especially protein intake, to enrich the coat and keep it warm.
[A. Measures to protect your dog from the cold in winter] ②
6. Outdoor dogs try to choose a place with warm walls and boards to shield them from cold winds. It is best to consider getting your dog a bed for the winter. Putting some old clean blankets and thick towels in the den will help keep the puppy warm. If you get a puppy home alone, it is easy to catch a cold because they have left the pack, it is hard to snuggle together for warmth, and siblings rarely play with them.
7. The temperature inside the kennel should be kept between 13-15°C in winter. Kennel doors can be hung with straw mats and windows can be sealed with plastic sheeting. Puppy enclosures can also be kept warm by using a plastic greenhouse, blocking all the gaps in the walls to prevent thieves from attacking. Conditions available infrared light, between the walls to build a fire wall, etc., should generally be configured with a dog bed, padded with thick bedding, and should be diligent change diligent sunshine, keep dry. When the sun is shining, let the dog get more sunlight, strengthen exercise, enhance physical fitness and improve resistance to disease.
With cold winter temperatures, it is important to pay attention to cold insulation and sunbathing to prevent winter respiratory diseases and rheumatism.
9. Winter management first of all, we should pay attention to the kennel to prevent cold and keep warm. Move the kennel to a sunny place, hang curtains at the entrance of the kennel to prevent cold wind; mattress thick, often replaced and sunlight, keep dry; prevent thieves wind invasion, block the north wall hole, close the north window, sunny, pay attention to proper window ventilation, keep the kennel air clean and fresh, reduce ammonia, prevent respiratory diseases, take the dog out to activities, bathing, enhance physical fitness, improve the ability to resist disease. Sunlight not only keeps you warm, but also sterilizes ultraviolet rays, promotes calcium absorption, facilitates the growth and development of dog bones, and prevents puppies from developing Heilou disease.
10. In cold temperatures, dogs use a lot of heat. Therefore, foods containing more cream, offal and vitamin A and fat should be added to the winter feed mix. This type of feed will quickly replenish calories and improve the dog’s resistance to the cold.
[II. Daily life of pet dogs in winter]
[II. Daily life of dogs in winter]
1. Clothes:Do dogs need clothes to keep them warm when the weather is cold? The truth is that for dogs, some dogs don’t need to wear clothes. For example, large dogs have double coats and winter clothes are superfluous. For some puppies, small dogs, older or frail dogs, clothes are very important for them to withstand the wind and keep warm. But the style and texture of the clothes are also important, and parents should choose carefully.
2. Food dogs are naturally good eaters, so eating is important to them! Winter nutrition and energy supplementation is a priority, as the intake of adequate nutrition and energy gives the dog a greater ability to withstand the cold, so it is important to add appropriate meat to the dog’s diet, vegetables are also important, and the rhythm of the diet needs to be adjusted as the dog’s body is consumed relatively quickly due to the cold weather. Parents should be especially reminded that the dog has a big appetite in winter. Please control the amount of food it eats and do not let the dog get fat. A good body shape is a sign of a healthy dog.
3. Living: Dogs also need their own little world. This place does not need to be big, it needs to be a warm kennel, and parents should clean their dog’s bedding regularly, preferably in the sun.
4. Good: Parents shouldn’t take their dogs out to exercise because it’s cold. Outdoor exercise for dogs can make them stronger, and it can be good for dogs as long as parents choose the right time to walk them. Because of the large temperature difference between day and night in winter and the relatively cold mornings and evenings, dogs can be walked out late in the morning, when the sun comes out and the ground starts to warm up.
5. Medical: It’s cold and the high season for infectious diseases has arrived, such as canine distemper and canine microviral disease, as well as canine infectious hepatitis, canine coronavirus infection and canine adenovirus type II infection, all of which are active, so parents are reminded here that it is very important to prevent these infectious diseases and to check that their dogs are vaccinated. Attention should also be paid to daily illnesses such as fever, colds and coughs, which are caused by dogs not adapting in cold weather. Parents must pay attention to keeping their dogs warm so that they can spend the winter safely.
[III. Common diseases of pet dogs in winter]</span
[III. Common winter diseases in pet dogs]
1. Ophthalmology: Special attention should be paid in all seasons. Eye disease in dogs does not change with the seasons, but in winter some eye problems can occur due to lifestyle changes and neglect. For example, dogs with collars that are too tight, necks that are too tight, elevated eye pressure, or short noses with protruding eyes are susceptible to injury from clothing accessories or accessories.
2. Respiratory: Temperature difference sensitizes the airways, causing respiratory infections, coughs, or reactions on the skin from inhaling allergens. The drop in temperature causes blood vessels to constrict, vascular resistance and blood pressure to rise, and the body uses heat to maintain body temperature, which increases the load on the heart and aggravates existing cardiovascular disease. When it is cold, when the rate of blood flow is poor and water intake is inadequate, dogs with kidney function problems or kidney failure become frequent visitors to the hospital.
3. Dermatology: Skin diseases don’t stop in the winter, the climate is different and can cause skin diseases in all seasons. Most people think that fleas start sleeping in winter, in fact, fleas just drop in activity, but still bite the dog. Flea removal products should be fixed every 3 to 4 weeks.
4. Orthopedics: Due to the wet and cold weather, blood circulation tends to be poor and joint tissues are unable to drain fluid from their cells in response to changes in external temperature, resulting in joint pain and swelling. The first step in protecting the joints is to keep them warm. Put the mat halfway up the dog’s sleeping pad so they can choose whether to sleep on it or not; if the dog wants to sleep on the floor, he doesn’t have to be prevented from doing so, but he must avoid moisture.
[Four, winter pet dog diet attention]
[Four, winter pet dog diet attention]
In winter, dogs consume energy relatively quickly and should be properly supplemented with liver, vitamins and other nutrients to ensure health, promote hair growth and improve cold resistance. Of course, the dog’s nutrition also needs to be comprehensive, do not give the dog a single meat, nutrition with reasonable, winter dog drinking water is also important, parents need to change the dog fresh and clean water every day.
Winter nutrition and energy is a priority, as consuming enough nutrients and energy will make your dog more resistant to the cold in winter. Dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in cold weather, prepare a high-quality diet, and feed more often each day to maintain more calories to ward off the cold. On the flip side, dogs that spend the winter indoors and rarely go outside need less food in the winter to avoid obesity caused by reduced activity.
In cold temperatures, dogs use a lot of calories. Therefore, creams, offal, milk and foods that contain more vitamin A and fat content should be added to the winter feed mix. This kind of feed can quickly replenish calories and improve the dog’s resistance to cold. Adding some vegetables containing vitamins, such as cooked and chopped carrots and vegetables, gives your pet a more complete nutrition and strengthens its resistance accordingly. Dogs should also get more sunlight and exercise. The sun not only keeps you warm, but also sterilizes the ultraviolet rays of the sun, promotes calcium absorption, and prevents rickets and chondromalacia. 6
[Five, winter dog bathing attention]
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[V. Attention to winter dog bathing]
Wolves did not bathe themselves in ancient times, and later people were afraid of the dog’s stench and helped with bathing. The sources of stink in dogs come from the mouth, ears, skin, and anus. Oral calculus, periodontal disease, or upper gastrointestinal tract abnormalities. In uremia, the dog will have bad breath. Inflamed ears can have a bad odor; sick skin can have a bad smell. The anal glands on both sides of the anus often excrete and squeeze out fish-smelling secretions in passing, which is unbearable. Therefore, it is a good habit to bathe the dog regularly, even if sometimes parents think the dog is not so dirty. Because a dog is not as beautiful as a human, it relies on the hair all over its body to protect it, so its hair polar sebaceous glands secrete oil, and this oil covers the whole body and is just a protective film to prevent the invasion of foreign pathogens. It’s just that this oil is inherently a bit fishy, making it unbearable for modern people with nasal allergies.
The general rule for bathing your dog is that when it’s smelly and dirty, it can’t be washed every three days or two days, or even every day. It will wash away its protective coating. Although the result is clean, tasty, and cute, its skin will be weak. Washing once in summer for about 7 to 10 days and in winter for about two weeks is enough. According to the dog’s bathing time should be based on the dog’s dirty level to help it bathe. Do not use water to rinse a puppy that is two months old, an aging puppy that is seriously ill. You can wipe with a warm wet towel or dry shampoo powder and foam dry shampoo.
Use shampoo for dogs, not human shampoo, and don’t bathe your dog with gasoline or motor oil. Neutral shampoos are barely usable. Because dog skin is alkaline, pH 7.5 female skin is acidic pH 5.5 and male skin is weakly acidic pH 6.5 conversely, baby skin is neutral pH 7.2. Buy dog shampoo, in addition to commercially available dog shampoo, you can also choose a mild human soap or baby shampoo. In addition, in addition to wet shampoo, you can also dry shampoo your dog. Dry shampoo is only for dogs that are not too dirty. Dry shampoo is a powder that removes excess grease from the coat and makes the coat color more vibrant. To use it, sprinkle the dry shampoo powder into the dog’s coat and then comb it through with a comb. Some owners send their dogs to the groomer regularly, but most owners help their dogs bathe themselves, which is a great way to develop a bond. <>/p
For dogs in winter, the sun is their best friend. Enhance your dog’s outdoor exercise on sunny days to strengthen their body and improve their resistance to disease. Letting dogs bask in the sun not only keeps them warm, but also kills hair bacteria and helps calcium absorption, especially for the growth and development of puppy bones and prevents puppies from developing chondromalacia. Letting the dog bask in the sun not only keeps it warm, but also disinfects and kills hair bacteria, promotes calcium absorption, especially good for the growth and development of puppy bones, and prevents puppy rickets. Even long-haired breeds, because there is no long dog hair, resistance is insufficient, especially afraid of sudden cold air and cold.