Looking After Your Dog in the Snow and Frost August 11, 2016 – Posted in: Blog

As soon as the temperatures start to drop, we humans bundle ourselves up in jumpers, scarves and mittens; we apply lip salve to prevent chill winds causing painful cracks and we maybe add an extra blanket to our beds.

That’s all well and good, as we can work, use debit cards or drive to the shops to get these seasonal essentials. Unfortunately our dogs can’t do any of these things and winter can be an uncomfortable time for this most loyal of animals. Silently uncomplaining, they follow us on cold feet, shivering and suffering from chapped noses, wherever we go.

Whether you head off to the local park for a game of catch-the-stick, or whether you travel to New Zealand’s South Island for a bit of skiing or hill-climbing, your dog is there with you, so you need to make sure she’s as warm and comfortable as can be.

Of course the easiest thing to do is to avail yourself of some gorgeous jumpers, hoodies, puffer vests and even snoods to keep her warm on your excursions. Have you ever considered her nose and paws, though? No doubt you’ve had chapped lips that have hurt and distracted you for days on end, so can you imagine how painful a dog’s highly sensitive nose is if it cracks?

That’s where Loyal Canine Co comes in with its range of nose and paw balms. Black Lightning nose balm is a soothing mixture of beeswax, almond oil and sea buckthorn that protects and heals noses or any other part of your dog’s body that’s felt the force of the elements.

In addition to the nose, the paws can also suffer from the cold and sore feet can ruin many a day out. No 1 Pawmade uses lavender and myrrh to soothe and protect delicate pads, allowing you to stay out that little bit longer on your travels.

Slap on the balm, wrap yourselves up and head for the hills!

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