Caring for your Dog this Winter

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January has seen the weather turn colder, and though offering a welcome break from the rain, the colder snap brings with it some new dimensions to think of with our animal management.

Alongside our attention there is nothing our dogs love more than getting out and about with regular exercise, so in our latest blog Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look at keeping active whilst taking care in wintertime!

Keeping Cosy

For many short haired breeds such as boxers or beagles or those with thin skin or fine fur like whippets a special canine coat will act as a welcome barrier on walks from the wind, damp and cold. There are lots on the market so if you are planning on daily winter walks it will be a worthy investment! When returning from your adventures ensure your canine friend is dried-off thoroughly to prevent chills using a warm towel or a dog drying coat. On frosty days its also wise to check canine paws for any build up of ice or grit from the paths and pavements. Finally upon arriving back home there is nothing dogs will like more than a cosy bed away from draughts for a snooze, so setting up their bed somewhere warm will definitely be appreciated!

Staying Safe

Some breeds such as retrievers and spaniels simply love to swim but in particularly cold weather being aware of the surroundings and saying noto a swim is important. Frozen bodies of water can be deceptive and exceptionally cold water be harmful to our dogs health. Ultimately if your dog gets too cold then they face the risk of hypothermia which can lead to heart, kidney and neurological problems and issues such as frostbite. Snow, though a huge amount of fun can hide sharp objects or holes in the ground so keeping a close eye on your dog when walking in snow and sticking to well-know paths and routes is sensible.

Diet and Joint Care

Depending on the breed, age and health condition of your dog they may require some additional nutrients in their diet in colder weather. A dog food which is high in quality protein and premium fats; high in omega 3 will offer what they need for nourishment and repair whilst vitamins and minerals are necessary in small quantities for all round health.

Dog Joint Supplements to support stiff joints in wintertime can offer the key to optimum dog joint mobility and will keep your dog enjoying playtime and walks. Canine Joint Right from Scientific Nutritional Products is the ideal Dog Joint Supplement with premium quality ingredients containing the purest graded glucosamine for dogs, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, MSM & DHA Omega-3 Oils for maximum joint health and mobility. 

Canine Joint Right is available from Scientific Nutritional Products. For more information on Canine Joint Right Glucosamine for Dogs or to receive one-to-one advice specific to your dog this wintertime contact our nutritional specialists available on FREEPHONE 0800 032 7774 

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