During the winter we can get so hung up on trying to get to work in the snow or battling the constant sniffles that we can often forget just how much the winter effects our pets. Although household pets can seem more resilient to the winter than use humans, they can actually suffer a lot during the colder months. If you are a pet owner there are a few things you can do to ensure your pet stays healthy and happy during the winter period.
Paws, ears and tails are the places on animals like cats and dogs that are most likely to get frostbite when the weather turns really cold. For the ears and tail there really isn't a lot you can do aside from ensuring that they are not out for extended periods of time in the frost and snow. Although it isn't likely that a cat will wear booties, most dogs will and these will protect against the cold and also harmful chemicals like deicing agents. Because the paws are constantly on the ground it really is worth investing in some of these if you have a pet that requires long walks.