TOM: Chilly weather can be especially hard on pets. So as you gear up for winter, it’s a great time to make sure your dog has warmth and protection too. Preparation for winter pet safety is key. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. Even the most outdoor loving dog can feel the harshness of cold and damp weather. So the first thing you should pick up is a good coat.
TOM: Choose a warm but lightweight coat that will stand up to any condition. And look for one with reflective detailing for safety during nighttime strolls.
LESLIE: Now if you notice your dog lifting his paws and whining during a walk, the ground or pavement might just be making his feet painfully cold.
TOM: Sidewalk salt can be irritating and even dangerous to pets. So pick up dog booties to protect paws and allow for longer romps in the snow.
LESLIE: And if you tend to turn down your household heat overnight or your dog sleeps in an unheated space like the garage, pick up a heated pet bed to keep your pooch cozy. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.