Pet care and lifestyle expert Charlotte Reed shares her top tips for dealing with changing weather conditions and other seasonal concerns:
1. Daily dressing
Fluctuating seasonal temperatures, changing weather conditions and daylight savings time make it necessary for you and your dog to dress for warmth, dryness and comfort, especially when you both are walking in the morning and evening hours. Pet owners need a coat with lots of pockets, like the 4 Season Convertible Jacket from Let’s Go Design that is waterproof with reflective piping. Constructed with lots of specialized pockets plus features like extractable pick-up bags, treat liner, belt/leash, hood with visor, retractable keychain, you will always be ready no matter what the weather forecast. For your pet, consider a full weather jumpsuit like the Cover All Doggy Rain Coat, which is made of breathable, ultra soft nylon that doesn’t make noise when dogs move around. Plus, it’s easy to put on and keeps your dog’s back, legs and chest comfortably warm. It even has a hood to protect the neck and head! Remember, buy pet gear big enough so that you can layer it with a sweater when it gets colder. Also, consider a dog coat in a bright color like orange for maximum visibility.