Beaumont Small Animal Clinic

1304 N Cunningham Ave
Urbana, IL 61802

(217)367-1187

www.beaumontanimalclinic.com

Winter tips

When winter weather is mild, don't stop giving flea, tick and heartworm medications.

Weight gain for animals can be an issue in the winter since owners most likely aren't walking them as much as they did in the warmer months.  Having something to keep them busy, such as busy feeders or puzzle toys for dogs, and making sure they aren't getting any extra food/treats on the side may help. 

If pet owners put salt down for the ice on their sidewalks, please wipe the pet's feet when they come in. It's not toxic to dogs but can cause some stomach upset.

Valentine's Day means there might be chocolate candy in the house, remember to keep chocolate out of your pet's reach. 

Also, remember that if it's too cold for us humans to be outside for extended periods of time, its too cold for our pets to be outside very long too!