Now that winter has arrived, adjusting to the season means different things to different pets.
If you have a pet that is older or has arthritis, colder weather may have an impact on their bodies. If your pet is due for their annual, or semiannual, wellness exam with their veterinarian, now is a good time to make sure that they get a thorough exam.
Tolerance to cold weather can vary from breed to breed and individual pet to pet. Observation can be one of your best tools. Taking note of their comfort level and how long they are able to tolerate the cold will go a long way towards being able to adjust how long they spend outdoors.
According to the American Veterinary Medication Association, factors that impact cold tolerance include coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. [Read more…] about Winter Weather and Your Pet