Kennel Shop Offers Winter Tips for Your Pets 

Since the freezing temperatures have gripped Maine, Robin O’Connor says her walks with lucy have been cut short.”She likes the snow for about 5 minutes and if you’re walking it’s good, after that it’s time to come in.”Lucy like many pets likes to play in the snow but Don Hanson, co-owner of Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor says snow as pretty as it may be can be dangerous.”Watch for areas where there are a lot of salt usage, salt is corosive it’s gonna burn your dogs feet, so when you bring them inside wash those feet off really well.”If you and your pet need to go for a walk, keep them warm and keep alert.Your pet can tell you if they want to go inside by their actions and it’s important to be aware of your surroundings.”Areas that are plowed are not a good time to be on the side of the road, people don’t have as good control of their cars,” Hanson said.Freezing temperatures create dry conditions, remember to keep your pet hydrated at all times.”They really need to have access to water all the time, eating snow doesn’t count as well.”If you find yourself snowed in, the folks at Green Acres say play with your dog or practice training, both activities provide mental and physical exercise.Hanson says with these simple tips, you and your pet will be able to brave the cold all winter long.