Winter is on its Way!

Winter is on its way! Brrr it's cold outside! Lux Pets Tips.

  The rain is setting in and temperatures are starting to drop as winter fast approaches. It’s nearly time for warm jackets, woolly socks, boots and hot chocolate drinks.

While planning for winter, responsible pet owners should also start thinking about the comfort levels of their furry companions. If you are starting to feel cold and uncomfortable, then your pet is likely feeling the same way. Luckily, there are a number of simple ways you can keep your pet safe and warm this winter.
Winter Coats
Although many cat and dog breeds have luxurious thick fur to keep them warm, when they are outside or on walks in the cold, they will still likely benefit from an additional winter coat. This is especially important if you have a thin, older or short haired breed.

A good jumper or coat will give coverage from the neck to the base of the tail while also giving protection to their belly. Make sure your pet’s coat is the right fit and isn’t restricting movement. Check out  Lux Pets clothing to suit all shapes and sizes. Remember, don’t leave your pet’s coat on once they are in a heated indoor environment as they may over-heat under all those layers!

As the weather gets cooler, you might notice your pet is spending more time snuggled up in their bed. You can make a few simple adjustments to their bedding to ensure they are properly protected from the cold.

Make sure your pet’s bed is away from drafts and elevated off cold, hard surfaces. Raised beds or well insulated beds with good internal cushioning to prevent the transfer of cold from surfaces.

The great Outdoors
If your pet spends a lot of time outside, then appropriate shelter is essential. Make sure that kennels for dogs and enclosures for cats, are placed in areas protected from rain, frost and wind. Choose a spot for your pet’s housing that is protected from the elements. Fill your pet’s shelter with dry blankets that are washed regularly.

If your dog is usually kept outside, you could bring them indoors to sleep at night, somewhere warm and dry, away from cold drafts and damp.

Keep you pet on the Move

Even in the coldest temperatures your pets need their outside exercise to keep them fit and healthy. Although it is tempting to keep them inside toasty and warm with their toys they still need to stretch their limbs and expend the pent up energy. Do this with our selection of harness, collars and leashes. Perfect for that walk with your best mate.

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