Most dogs are expected to get through the winter safely in terms of disease, but there are still viruses that can threaten their health. The corral cough is one of them and contains a combination of bacteria and four viruses that are not transmitted to humans. It is advisable to vaccinate the dog, especially if there are several dogs in the house that may infect each other. Many times in the winter the dog owners take the dog for a walk in the garden and if there is an interaction between the dogs, they may sneeze at each other and infect those around them.
If the dog has a mild flu, he should be given antibiotics only under veterinary advice. The symptoms of this are the excretion of mucus and increased mucus in a yellowish white color, sometimes it may look like vomiting, so that the dog contorts and the foam comes out of his mouth. This disease does not have a fever and it may go away on its own within a few weeks or create complications of pneumonia and then do not neglect the situation and go to the vet immediately
Dogs suffering from arthritis may find it difficult to take daily walks during the winter and it is advisable to consult a veterinarian regarding the provision of appropriate medications and foods, the appropriate dosage and amount of daily walks for the dog. During the winter months, regardless of the weather, it is recommended to continue treating the park worm every three months.
Fleas and ticks
Even in winter they are still here. The drop in temperatures causes many to assume that there are fewer fleas than in summer, but while the fleas outside the house freeze, what happens to those in well-heated homes? Therefore, it is important to continue pesticide treatment with the ampoules and coolers currently on the market.
In winter, domestic dogs tend to channel the energy in their bodies to maintain heat and therefore expend less energy. For dogs that spend most of their time at home, there is no need to change the composition of the food. Dogs usually tend to eat more in the winter to keep warm, and it is very important not to give them leftovers from family meals or spicy foods, as this can create serious health problems. Most human foods are not suitable for dog nutrition in the winter. It is recommended to continue to provide dry food and consider an increase of up to about 10 percent in the amount.
Dangers at home
The means of heating in the house pose the greatest danger to those living in it. Dogs may suffer severe burns as a result of contact with stoves or heat dissipators. Dogs are unaware that the oven is hot and can harm them, so they have a tendency to approach them to enjoy the heat they radiate. If the dog has suffered a burn, first, it is best to keep the vet's number, and if the fur is burning it should be turned off using a wet towel, not using cold water and quickly consult a veterinarian. Do not spread margarine or any other substance until the veterinarian examines the area closely
Going for a walk
A combination of cold, wetness and a furless dog can cause the dog to lose its resistance to cold and get sick. For short-haired dogs who are shivering, it is advisable to purchase sweaters or special warmer clothing for dogs.
Did you return soaked in water and mud from the trip outside? It is recommended to prepare a towel for the dog in advance at the entrance to the house. You should dry the dog well before putting it in the house and not let it dry alone in front of the oven. In extreme cases where the dog is very wet, a hair dryer can be used but it is important to maintain a safe distance of at least 40 cm from the dog's fur so as not to cause a burn.