We all start to take longer walks with our dogs now and take them on days out. Build up their exercise gradually as like us they may be lacking fitness after the winter and could injure themselves if they do too much too soon. It is a legal requirement for all dogs in the UK to be microchipped so make sure your dog is chipped and your contact details on the microchip database are kept up to date. Also your dog should wear a collar and tag bearing the owner's details whenev
The gritters are going to be out in force with this cold weather, so here's a little note to all dog owners:
The grit that is spread to keep our roads safe can also get spread on the pavements. Salt is sometimes mixed with antifreeze and molasses to help it stick, and if this gets onto your dog's paws and licked off it can make them seriously ill.
Take care after walking your dogs, wash and dry their feet on your return and keep them safe from harm.