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Autumn & Winter Health

Keeping your pet comfortable in the cooler months

A word from our vets...

Are you starting to feel the winter blues? A deeper chill in the air in the evening, and a reluctance to get out of bed in the mornings? Chances are your pets have begun to feel the same - especially if you happen to have older animals in your home.

Just as we humans have plenty of options to stay warm in winter, there are plenty of ways to keep your pets comfortable in winter as well. So, follow Pet Circle's guide to health and winter pet care, and get ready to enjoy the cooler months as much as you do the warmer months.

  • dr.carla
  • dr.kim

Dr. Carla Paszkowski and Dr. Kimberley Chainey are our resident vets and are available to answer any questions you may have regarding vet prescribed nutrition for your pets

General Winter Health Care

This can include common problems such as:

    • Arthritis
    • Joint pain flare up
    • Dry, flaky skin

    For older dogs in particular, arthritis and other joint pain issues can flare up during the colder months. Though it can be painful, arthritis is manageable with a variety of products, from chewable treats to supplement powders and much more. Other health problems may include dry flaky skin, which can be helped with an assortment of creams and supplements.

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Paw Osteocare Chews
PAW Blackmores
Osteocare Chews
5 star rating
Virbac Megaderm
Virbac
Megaderm
5 star rating
Sashas Blend
Sashas Blend
Sashas Blend
5 star rating
Rose Hip Vital Canine
Rose Hip Vital
Canine
5 star rating
Paw Essential 6 Spot On For Cats
PAW Blackmores
Essential 6 Spot On For Cats
3 star rating
Glyde Mobility Chews
Glyde
Mobility Chews
5 star rating
Paw Blackmores Dermoscent Biobalm
PAW Blackmores
Dermoscent Biobalm
5 star rating

Dress for the season

Pull out the winter woollies! Perhaps one of the easiest ways to keep your pet warm when the temperatures drop is by wrapping them up in a cosy jumper, coat or raincoat to help with body temperature regulation. These are great for short-coated dog breeds as well as puppies and elderly dogs, who are most likely to feel the cold.

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Huskimo Dog Coat Summit Uluru
Huskimo
Dog Coat Summit Uluru
5 star rating
Kazoo Breton Jumper White Blue
Kazoo
Breton Jumper White Blue
0 star rating
Fuzzyard Rain Coat Mosaic
FuzzYard
Rain Coat Mosaic
5 star rating
Little Petface Coat Red Stars
Little Petface
Coat Red Stars
0 star rating
Afp Outdoor Dog All Road Boots Green
All For Paws
Afp Outdoor Dog Road Boots Green
4 star rating
Fuzzyard Wrap Vest Monkey Mania
FuzzYard
Wrap Vest Monkey Mania
0 star rating
Huskimo Dog Jumper Cable Knit Scuba Blue
Huskimo
Dog Jumper Cable Knit Scuba Blue
5 star rating

A cosy new bed

Who doesn't love curling up in a cushy bed when it's cold out? Blankets and plush beds are a wonderful idea for all - dogs, cats and even small animals - but you could also consider an elevated or bolster bed or even a cosy igloo. Of course, the best place for a pet to be during winter is inside with you.

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Scruffs Tramps Thermal Ring Bed Burgundy
Scruffs
Tramps Thermal Ring Bed Burgundy
5 star rating
Cattitude Igloo Velvet Navy
Cattitude
Igloo Velvet Navy
5 star rating
Petlife Self Warm Throw Pad Red Charcoal
Petlife
Self Warm Throw Pad Red Charcoal
3 star rating
Mog And Bone Cat Reversible Circular Bed Cross Oatmeal
Mog and Bone
Cat Reversible Circular Bed Cross Oatmeal
0 star rating
Afp Lambs Wool Donut Bed Brown
All For Paws
Afp Lambs Wool Donut Bed Brown
5 star rating
Sasha And Me Sogno Grey
Sasha and Me
Sogno Grey
0 star rating
Kazoo Manhattan Bed Coffee White
Kazoo
Manhattan Bed Coffee White
5 star rating

Keep fit, keep warm

While many of us are driven to exercise throughout winter to achieve a "summer body", it's important to exercise your pet too. Rather than hiding under blankets all day, warm up with a walk or run in the park - and get some much-appreciated Vitamin D in the process, too! If less daylight hours are putting you off, why not check out some glow-in-the-dark play toys, or an LED light-up collar, lead, or dog tag?

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Doglite Double Trouble Led Collars Blue Moon
Doglite
Double Trouble Led Collars Blue Moon
4 star rating
Chuckit Max Glow Pro Launcher
Chuckit
Max Glow Pro Launcher
5 star rating
Afp K Nite Flyer Flash Shaker
All For Paws
Afp K Nite Flyer Flash Shaker
3 star rating
Pet Kit Go Smart Dog Lead White
Pet Kit
Go Smart Dog Lead White
5 star rating
Gummi Flashing Star Collar Black
Gummi
Flashing Star Collar Black
0 star rating
Rogz Roglite Red
Rogz
Roglite Red
5 star rating
Chuckit Max Glow Floppy Roller
Chuckit
Max Glow Floppy Roller
0 star rating
Bling Bling Blinkers Red White Blue
Bling Bling Blinkers Red White Blue
4 star rating

A healthy coat for a healthy pet

A long coat on a dog is no problem in winter, provided that it is well-maintained and groomed. A well-groomed coat will keep your dog properly insulated, which is very important if they spend a lot of time outdoors. Dog jumpers can also tangle your dog's coat, so be sure to brush it out in between wears. When it comes to shampoos, go for ultra-moisturising varieties to prevent your pet's skin from drying out in the cold air.

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Kong Cat Zoom Groom
Kong
Cat Zoom Groom
5 star rating
Paw Nutriderm Replenishing Shampoo
PAW Blackmores
Nutriderm Replenishing Shampoo
5 star rating
Furminator Short Hair Medium Dog With Bonus 59ml Shampoo
Furminator
Short Hair Medium Dog With Bonus 59ml Shampoo
5 star rating
Underwater Dogs Shampoo Vanilla Coconut
Underwater Dogs
Shampoo Vanilla Coconut
5 star rating
Aloveen Starter Pack
Aloveen
Starter Pack
5 star rating
Pethead Cat De Shed Me Shampoo
Pethead
Cat De Shed Me Shampoo
0 star rating
Rufus And Coco 2 In 1 Oatmeal Wash
Rufus and Coco
2 In 1 Oatmeal Wash
5 star rating
Furminator Long Hair Large Cat
Furminator
Long Hair Large Cat
5 star rating