Seasons change as the months and years pass by. It’s as if the days never stop starting and ending, and it has been a very vicious cycle for all those living in the planet. However, as this is unchangeable, there’s nothing we can do about it. If humans view this as a very hectic schedule for them to be prepared always, dogs do think the same way, too. After all, dogs are man’s best friends.
As mentioned earlier, there are many things that we have to anticipate for when taking care of a pet. We have to take into consideration their food, water, health, exercise… Even their nails are part of the things that we have to consider. How’s that for the list? Don’t worry though, it’s not that hard as it seems.
If you are living on a tropical island, your primary concern is how to ward off the heat, and to stay healthy despite it. Similarly, if you are living in a winter wonderland, then your main goal is to stay warm. If you are thinking that way, dogs do the same thing, except that they do not have the capacity to keep themselves warm, especially if they are outdoors. So, how then can we help them warmed up for the night?
These are some of the basic things your dog needs to fight the frosty night ahead.
Your Dog Should Be Outside All Year
A dog can live very well outside all year but this should really be “year round” so that it adapts to the transitions of the fall and spring that allow it’s coat to change with the seasons.
Your dog needs protection from the wind and cold. A place where he can go to get out of inclement weather and keep warm. A bed of straw or blankets to lay on help to prevent heat loss tremendously.
Increased Energy Intake
Just like us humans, your pet will burn more calories staying warm so a diet high in protein goes a long way in keeping your dog warm and healthy.
To sum this all up, the best way to ensure that your dog is able to survive the freezing temperatures, is to keep him PREPARED for it. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.