HOLLYWOOD FEED PROVIDES WINTER PET CARE TIPS
Each winter, Hollywood Feed takes the opportunity to remind pet owners of important pet care tips, particularly during the cold weather.
Important winter pet care tips to keep in mind include:
- Keep pets warm. It is important to know your pet’s limits when it comes to outside exposure. Some breeds do very well in the cold temperatures but still need to be kept inside when not on walks or outdoor breaks. Other breeds should not be left out in the cold for long periods of time. One simple rule of thumb to follow is if it’s too cold for you, it’s most likely too cold for your pet as well. Hollywood Feed offers a variety of pet clothes and accessories to keep your pets warm during the cold winter months.
- Keep pets hydrated. Did you know that pets can become even more dehydrated during the winter months due to the cold weather, dry air and their thicker coats? It’s so important to keep them hydrated at all times. Keeping their water bowls clean and full of fresh water can help, as can a water fountain that helps remind your pet that clean drinking water is nearby.
- Keep up with flea and tick control. If prevention is put off during the winter, pets could contract tick borne diseases or become infested with fleas. If this occurs, it can be far more costly to treat for an infection or infestation than to take preventative measures at the beginning of the season.
- Keep all prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs out of the reach of animals. During cold and flu season, many people have medications lying around. Human medications can be harmful and dangerous to pets. Do not medicate your animal yourself unless under the direction of a veterinarian.
- Help pets with anxiety by getting them calming treats, Thundershirts, and a safe bed of their own to which they can retreat. Stress-reducing toys, treats, bedding and accessories can help alleviate anxiety for pets and pet owners alike.
This year, Hollywood Feed's own Dorcus Martin spoke on WMC-TV Action News 5's Bluff City Life about how to keep pets warm, hydrated, and healthy during the winter weather. To view the full interview, visit https://www.actionnews5.com/video/2022/01/02/bluff-city-life-thursday-dec-pt-4/.
About Hollywood Feed:
Hollywood Feed serves pets, their owners, caretakers and communities in 105+ stores across 14 states. Consistently ranking atop consumer choice awards in the markets it serves, Hollywood Feed and its family of brands have most recently been named Best Pet Supply Stores by Dallas A-List, Best Pet Store by The Memphis Flyer, Best Self Atlanta Magazine's Best Pet Store, Best Pet Food and Supplies in the Best of Denton County Awards, and Best New Business by Cary Living Magazine in North Carolina. Hollywood Feed proudly stands by its brand promise: If your pet doesn’t love it or if you don’t love it, we will gladly replace or refund it. Learn more about Hollywood Feed at www.hollywoodfeed.com and www.facebook.com/hwfeed.