July 22, 2019

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COLD FRONT: If It Is Cold For You It Is Cold For Them

Please bring your pets in

Our winter nights can reach very low temperatures. Animal organisations and vets see so many pets brought in for frost bite and hypothermia from sleeping outside during winter.

Your pet can not call you up in the middle of the night and tell you it is freezing outside. Be kind. Bring them in.

Provide a warm, dry place to sleep. A corner in the kitchen or the laundry will be so much kinder than outside.

If your dogs have to sleep outside, provide dry warm blankets. If they tear up their blankets during the day, keep the blankets aside and put them back in the kennels at night when your pets are ready to settle down.

Put their kennels in a spot protected from wind, rain or over-heating from the sun. It is also a good idea to attach a rubbermat or thick plastic to the entrance of the kennel to keep the rain from blowing inside.

Provide toys and safe chews during the day to keep your dogs from getting bored and playing with their blankets.

Change your pets bedding regularly and check their blankets more than once a day in the rainy season, to make sure they are dry.

You have chosen your pets. Love them and keep them safe.

South African COVID-19 Portal