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Winter Products For Dogs

Puppy_Dog_Walking_Nyack_NY_RocklandDogWalksWhat should pet owners consider when thinking of their dogs health during the winter months? Winter can be tough on pets just as with humans. Seasonal issues can include dry itchy skin from indoor heat, damage to paws or gastro disturbances from outdoor rock salt products. Dogs with arthritis can experience worsening joint stiffness from cold floors. Outdoor dogs- can suffer from the cold elements. Water dishes left in colder temperatures can freeze over leaving your pet with no access to water.
For more tips on winter skin and paw protection see ASPCA article. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/top-ten-winter-skin-paw-care-tips

E-commerce site like Entirely Pets and Only Natural Pet Store sell items specifically for the cold weather. I personally hate to see a dog with hurt paws from stepping on rock salt. Some winter items for dogs include:

Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs -! Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs Wondering what’s the best way to keep your dog warm this winter season? That’s Easy! Check out the Winter Bundle Pack for Dogs that comes with everything you need to keep your dog warm and comfortable. From a heated bed and easy drinking heated bowl to protection from the elements outside, we’ve got you covered! Take advantage of this bundle kit at this great price! Includes: 1) Orthopedic Heated Bed (30 x 40) 2) Pawz Dog Boots (Medium) 3) Allied Heated Pet Bowl – 5 Quart / 50 watts

Pawz Biodegradable Natural Dog Boots
Pawz are the world’s first disposable latex rubber dog boots designed to go on easily and fit securely without using zippers or straps.

K&H Lectro Soft Heated Pet Bed (19″ x 24″) – $59.99

This heated dog bed is perfect for outdoor dogs. Provides soft, comfortable warmth, even in sub-zero temperatures! Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature, keeping them warm in any conditions. Ideal for doghouses, basements, garages, barns, sheds, porches and other outdoor shelters. The super soft PVC exterior won’t absorb moisture and stay wet like a fabric bed. Steel-wrapped, chew resistant cord. Comes with a removable, washable cover. Not recommended for destructive dogs. Product Features Provides soft, comfortable warmth, even in sub-zero temperatures Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature Ideal for doghouses, basements, garages and other outdoor shelters PVC exterior won’t absorb moisture Steel-wrapped, chew resistant cord

Spotlight- Liquid Glucosamine For Animals

In reviewing options to treat my aging Rottweiler I now administer a daily liquid glucosamine supplement. In researching, I came across two liquid supplements that address arthritic and joint care needs that are very similar in composition- ArthriMAXX and JointMAX .  I opted for Joint MAX Liquid but have used ArthriMAXX Soft Chews in the past. Price points and taste factor for my pet were my deciding factors

 Pet Health Solutions, the makers of Joint MAX® Liquid incorporates Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Vitamin C in liquid form. It contains Aloe Vera, MSM and Manganese for added joint support. Joint MAX Liquid is an excellent option for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other conditions affecting the joints.

Also comes in a Triple Strength Chew.  Joint MAX  produces a liquid version For Cats, Joint MAX® Sprinkle Caps for Cat as well as a horse version, Joint MAX®TS EQ.

  • Can be given alone or along with other meds like Rimadyl, Deramaxx .
  • Contains Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Manganese and Zinc.

For information on JointMAX visit their website: http://www.jointmax.com/faq.html

Animal Nutritional Products is the maker of ArthriMAXX for dogs & cats.  Their liquid formula is easy to use; just measure and pour over your pets food.
The liquid formula ensures both higher absorption and easier assimilation for full potency. Indications for
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia
• Stifle disorders
• Osteoarthritis
• Post-op orthopedic surgery
• Lameness
• Breed related musculoskeletal    disorders

They also produce a soft chew version. For information on ArthriMAXXs products visit their website: http://www.arthrimaxx.com/products.html , http://www.arthrimaxx.com/content/Dog_Brochure.pdf