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More Winter Weather Tips For Dogs From Megan Blake!

Hey everybody! Cold is still here! So, while we wait for spring, Greensboro Downtown Parks' Dog Trainer, Megan Blake, The Pet Lifestyle Coach®, has 5 more lifestyle tips to keep our pets warm and safe. (Her Winter Tips 1-5 were on her last week’s Park blog)

6. Antifreeze! Beware of and clean up antifreeze if you see any on the ground. Evan a few small licks of antifreeze can kill a dog or a cat.

7. Consider Dog Booties! Yep dog boots will keep your pet’s paw pads clean. If it’s been icing, and you don’t have booties, be sure to clean their paw pads when they come back inside in case they have salt, defrosting chemicals or antifreeze on them. 8. Cold can make arthritis much more painful, just like in humans. So for older dogs, make especially sure they have a warm bed, blanket and are always indoors. 9. If it is icy where you are now or you’re traveling for a little snow break, ice balls can form quickly between toe pads when dogs go out for even a short walk! So be sure to check for this, clean them out and warm them up, as ice can cause permanent damage! 10. If you see any iced over ponds, keep your dog away! Dogs often will run onto the ice to chase a duck or wild life and will fall through, which can be fatal. This may sound dire, but we want you to be safe, warm and happy with your best friend! And, come get dog training Live advice from Megan this Sunday Live right from your home computer on Zoom at her Free Group Dog Training Class! Its at 4:30ET this Sunday! Email Megan directly at for the Zoom Link! And, Our Live Megan Blake’s Group Dog Training Classes in LeBauer Park start March 7th at 4:30!! We are so excited to see you there in person! We Begin Now!™

Need a brush up on more from Megan? Check out more from her under the Pets tab of our blog.

The Pet Lifestyle Coach®, Megan Blake is a Greensboro Downtown Parks program partner. The work she does with us is critical to providing FREE pets programming to our park community. As we make our way through these unprecedented times, consider how you might support local Greensboro non-profits like us, as well as businesses like, artists, entrepreneurs, makers, and more. We'll continue to bring you free programming through our digital platforms and look forward to having you join us and Megan back in the parks soon!

GDPI Pets Programs are sponsored by Green Lincoln.


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