Safe in the Snow
As the winter weather brings signs of snow across the country, many of us are preparing for a frosty end to January. From sledding to snowmen, snow has always brought an element of joy to children and adults alike but often for our furry friends, snow can be a hazardous condition for their winter walkies.
We all know icy winds and frosty temperatures play havoc on our skin and just like us, our dogs need a little extra TLC when the winter weather turns colder. With paws and noses some of the most sensitive parts of our canine companions bodies, keeping these areas in tip top shape can avoid sore skin issues that can leave your pooch in a pawful amount of pain. So if your part of the country is set in ice or snow is due just around the corner, follow our top tips and tricks for keeping your four-legged friend safe in the wintery conditions.
Protect Those Paws
As rain and mud already cause chaos for our pets’ paws, when winter brings the likelihood of snow, we must take a little extra care in making sure their paws are looked after. As ice, snow, frost and even grit cause irritation to paw pads leading to cracking, bleeding and soreness, using a balm to protect their paws (and even noses) can create barriers for their sensitive skin against even in the most extreme of conditions.
WildWash Magic Paw Balm
WildWash Magic Paw Balm with Sweet Almond Oil, Frankincense and Kanuka is a super conditioning paw treatment that will moisturise your dogs’ cracked, dry and rough paws and help form a barrier to protect them from everyday wear and tear. This wonder product can also be used to moisturise nails, dry noses and condition calloused elbows and other dry patches. WildWash Magic Paw Balm contains natural human grade ingredients and is completely safe for your pet to lick too. This balm can also be used our feline friends too!
Wear a Coat
There really is no better way to protect your pooch from the freezing frost than investing in a coat that can warm in even the coldest of temperatures. Protecting your pet, no matter what the weather, grabbing a cosy cover can be everything they need to enjoy playtime even when the snow begins to fall.
Our range of high-quality Hurrta coats are the ideal way of keeping your four-legged friend safe this winter. Aiming to protect your dog's most important muscle groups- the chest and the sensitive abdomen area, their jackets are quick to put on and take off and are well suited for warming up the muscles of active dogs before or after training or walking.
Playing in the snow for the first time can be a magical time for anyone. For our dogs, the difference in terrain, smells and sights can be a sensational experience. With wintery white blankets covering potential hazards however this can make games like fetch a tricker task. There is no better time than this winter to invest in some toys that will keep your pooch safe and happy no matter what the weather might bring.
We all know how much our dogs love to play fetch. From running and catching their favourite ball, this can be tough when snow makes visibility that little bit harder. However, here at Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we know how changes of weather can affect your pet’s playtime, so we have found a ball that will keep your pet safe and care free no matter how snowy or cold.
Chuckit Breathe Right Fetch Ball
Chuckit! Breathe Right Ball is the pawfect toy for playing in the snow. Not only does its vibrant colour stand out and increase visibility, its special and unique design increases airflow into your dog’s lungs meaning your pooch can breathe easy whilst running around in the cold. With frost and plummeting temperatures often leading to respiratory issues such as colds and coughs, this is an ideal ball to play with when the cold weather appears.