Las mascotas y el frío: como cuidarlos / Take care of pets and cold

Las mascotas que están acostumbradas a vivir adentro pueden sufrir el frío tanto como una persona, por eso es importante estar atentos y cuidarlos.

Consejos
Cepillar a las mascotas con regularidad: el pelaje es la mejor forma de tener un aislamiento óptimo del frío.

No bañarlas si no hace falta
Pasear emponchados, es importante tener algo que proteja del frío a nuestras mascotas.

Controlar que las vacunas están al día

Controlar que la cucha este seca y libre de humedad

Es importante que si la mascota presenta síntomas como tos, dificultad para comer o beber, inapetencia, fiebre, secreciones nasales, cambios de conducta hay que consultar inmediatamente con un veterinario.

Take care of pets and cold

Did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health?

Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year.

Know the limits: Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. You will probably need to shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather to protect you both from weather-associated health risks. Arthritic and elderly pets may have more difficulty walking on snow and ice and may be more prone to slipping and falling.

Provide choices: Just like you, pets prefer comfortable sleeping places and may change their location based on their need for more or less warmth.
Stay inside. Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and cats are more resistant than people to cold weather because of their fur, but it’s untrue.