If you have a dog or cat, it’s great to keep them indoors in the evening during winter so they are away from the elements. If you own a bird, ensure they are kept in a warmer part of your house with their enclosure high, away from drafts, and covered with a light sheet overnight. Small pets like guinea pigs, mice and rats should also be away from drafts too with hidey hole options and soft bedding increased.
Ensure your dog or cat has comfy bedding with blankets, and keep bedding away from drafts. Low bedding for elderly dogs, but off the ground is ideal. Cats will generally find a cosy place in your home, but it’s a good idea to keep cat caves around the house as an option, should your feline be so inclined.
There are also great outdoor dog bedding options available that act as wind barriers, bedding that is elevated off the ground to avoid drafts, and beds that provide complete shelter. View the RSPCA World for Pets range here.
Dog coats are another great way of keeping your pet warm during the cooler months. There are a range of different dog coats and dog jumpers available at RSPCA World for Pets for the fashion conscious pooch!
Don’t forget if you have a senior pet to ensure they have regular 6 monthly check ups at your vet so you can stay on top of their needs.
Your pets may need health supplements to assist them as they age. There are some great products available for prevention and management of ailments like arthritis and the new RSPCA Joint Health Tablets are now in stock! Check out the full range of health products for your cat, and for your dog at RSPCA World for Pets.
Senior pets like Mandy, pictured above, make fantastic companions! Mandy was adopted in her golden years from the RSPCA. You can read more here about what it’s like to welcome a senior pet into your home.