Important Pet Winter Safety Tips

Old Chocolate lab dogGaloshes? Check. Coat and scarf? Check. Flu shot? Check. For people, winter readiness is a part of life, but do we as pet owners also consider all the important factors that go into pet winter safety?

To help your bestie stay safe and comfortable despite the ice, wind, and cold, Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has compiled some of our top tips for pet winter safety.

Our Senior Pet Friends

Before we get started, we want to remind senior pet owners about some potential problems. Many aging pets struggle with arthritis or other joint conditions, making this time of year even more difficult. Daily exercise needs may also be put on hold during the cold season (especially over the holidays), resulting in unhealthy weight gain.