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Winter weather poses special challenges for pet owners
With the holidays and winter weather approaching, we have already talked about some precautions we need to take to keep ourselves and our families’ safe, but what about our pets?
From poinsettias to Christmas ornaments, holidays mean more hazards for our pets. Not only do we have to worry about decorations, but holiday dinners also mean additional hazards. Even the best trained dog can't resist food left out on the table unattended! Different foods are hazardous for cats, than for dogs.
My dog (Maddie) pretty much likes all weather. Maddie loves to watch thunderstorms, she loves to play in the snow and she'll even play in the rain, although sometimes she'll make you go outside with her in the rain. She finds ice a little trickier, but it doesn't stop her from playing!
Here's a picture of Maddie during her first encounter with ice. She was slipping all over the place, and the windy conditions didn't help. She eventually learned how to "ice skate," although she spent a lot of time sitting before that!
Here's a picture of Maddie playing on a cool, fall day. While she loves the snow and she'll play in the rain, I think she enjoys the "beautiful" weather more, because I'll spend much more time outside playing with her!
What experiences do you have with the weather and your pets?