There’s nothing quite as adorable as a dog playing in the snow. But when serious cold fronts come in, it can also spell discomfort for some furry friends, especially if their coats aren’t up to sub-zero temperatures.
Here are a few ways to make your pet more comfortable when winter takes its toll.
1. Consider getting a humidifier for where your dog sleeps
You’re not the only one who suffers from dry air. Dogs and cats can get dry, itchy skin if they’re indoors all the time with radiator heating.
The Roolen Smart Cool Mist Humidifier is sleek, chic, and can humidify a space up to 400 square feet. It includes an automatic setting that has it turn on only when humidity drops below a certain setting. This saves energy while also leaving the space perfectly suited to you and/or your pet. Remember that you can use it in your room at night and then leave it with Fido during the day:
- Give him/her a soft, warm place to rest
This clever Self Warming Pet Blanket pampers your pet with smart but simple technology. Its plush blanket has an inner heat-reflective layer that retains body heat for extra warmth, keeping Fido nice and toasty in chilly winter months.
Especially comforting for older, sick, or injured pets and those with lighter coats, its bottom, nonskid layer also keeps the blanket in place, making it perfect for pet crates, doghouses, or hardwood floors:
- Keep him/her entertained
When it’s cold out, you’ve got to stay inside a lot, which means fewer trips to the dog park.
Keep your dog happy and excited with the intelligent iFetch Too interactive automatic ball launcher. You don’t even have to be home for your pet to be able to play! Simply set the battery-powered automatic ball launcher to launch 2.5-inch iFetch balls or standard tennis balls. It can throw them up to 40 feet away for hours of fetching fun:
- Dress ‘em up
When temperatures dip, venturing outside can be a trial for small dogs with thin coats. Give Fido a fashion leg-up and a practical way to keep the chill off with adorable doggie pullovers like the Argyle Knit Sweater:
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” Josh Billings