The cold is sneaking up on us but how can you keep your pets safe in winter? We’ve listed out top tips below!
Know the signs
In the unlikely event your pet is exposed to prolonged cold temperatures and suffers from Hypothermia, make sure you know the symptoms:
- violent shivering, followed by listlessness
- weak pulse
- muscle stiffness
- problems breathing
- lack of appetite
- rectal temperature below 37°C
If you are concerned that your pet has Hypothermia, move them to a warm space and contact your vet immediately. Do NOT place them in a hot bath or heat them too quickly. Instead, use hot water bottles around them to gradually raise their temperature until the vet arrives.
If you’re going away this winter, book a Mad Paws sitter now to keep your pet warm and loved whilst you’re not around!