Winter doesn’t have to be gloomy for you and your Goldendoodle. You don’t have to spend it missing the good times you had in summer. With a little planning, you can have the time of your lives. Adequate preparation will guarantee that you have the necessary resources for your Goldendoodle’s care, safety and fun.

Just like you would need a wardrobe change for winter, there are some changes you need to make for your pup before the cold season sets in. The following post describes them for you:

Preparing Your Dog for Winter

Can you believe winter is just around the corner? Whether you are mourning the end of summer, or looking forward to winter activities, you’ve likely already started some seasonal preparations. Don’t forget about Fido! In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet clinic, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet discusses preparing your dog for winter.

Paw Prep

Snow, salt, sand, and de-icing agents can all do quite a number on Fido’s furry feet! When you purchase de-icing products, be sure to choose pet-friendly brands. Also, be sure to keep your canine buddy’s nails clipped. Long nails are very uncomfortable for dogs, and can make it hard for them to get traction on slippery surfaces. Read more at Arapahoe Animal Hospital…

Preparation involves thinking about your Goldendoodle’s body and the environment around him. Do your best to ensure he or she is comfortable.

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During winter, be sure to give your Goldendoodle the care they need. Read how you can do this in the next post:

7 Tips For Caring For Your Pet This Winter

When temperatures drop and snow starts to coat the ground outside, it’s important to adjust your pet’s daily routine so you can keep him happy, safe, and comfortable until the buds of spring begin to bloom. Caring for your pet in the winter is a multi-pronged effort that will require some thought and preparation. Here are seven things you can do to make this your pet’s best winter ever.

  1. Take Care of Your Dog’s Paws

A dog’s legs, tail, and ears are most susceptible to frostbite, says Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie, service chief for the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s community practice. While there’s not much you can do for the tail and ears—besides keeping your walks short or walking during daylight hours—booties will provide some welcome warmth to your dog’s paws.  Read more at Pet MD…

Take extra care to keep the frostbite away. This will guarantee your Goldendoodle’s health remains intact throughout winter.

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Now that your Goldendoodle’s safety and care is assured, you can go ahead and plan for some fun! The following post gives suggestions on what you can do together with your doodle:

5 Winter Activities For You And Your Dog

  1. Walk or Run as if it is any other season!

Just because it is cold out or snowy, is not an excuse to stop walking. Most dogs are just fine outside in the winter. Some breeds may need a coat, but coats are easy to find in stores or online. Rather than sitting on the couch get yourself dressed up warm and take your dog for a walk. The cold air is so refreshing! You and your dog will both feel better and be so much happier if you get out and move. If you are a runner, bundle up and keep on running outdoors. Treadmills are boring and a run outside with your pup is much more fun! Read more at My GBGV Life…

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Winter can be as fun as summer; it all depends on how you prepare your goldendoodle and the plan you make for it. Have an unforgettable one.