Winter Pet Care Asheville NC
For us, winter may mean holidays, feasts, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and hot cocoa. But what does it mean for our pets? If they are stuck inside, the cold weather months can significantly limit the amount of physical activity our furry friends get. Cold temperatures and shorter days also tap into the primitive areas of their brains, signaling them to eat more and store fat. This is survival mode - which serves animals in the wild very well. For domestic pets who live in climate-controlled homes with regular mealtimes, however, this can be a health risk. Let’s keep your best buddies in top shape this winter!
Care for Pets During Winter in Asheville NC
Avery Creek Pet Hospital is committed to ensuring your pet is healthy and well all year long. Winter can pose some challenges… and we will meet them proactively. We recommend scheduling a checkup for your pet before the cold season sets in: our trained staff will examine your pet, identify any issues, and give you useful suggestions to help your pet stay healthy and active during the long Asheville, NC winters.
Nutrition is a key concern during winter. Ask our experts about your pet’s diet and any supplements they may require. While treats are great for training, it is important to avoid overfeeding. Excess food can lead to weight gain, which can cause a variety of health issues.
Winter can worsen problems related to pet arthritis, joint stiffness and pain, back problems, and mobility. We offer chiropractic care to address musculoskeletal issues in a non-invasive, drug-free, and gentle way.
Avery Creek Pet Hospital offers a full range of services, from preventative care to emergency treatment. If you have any concerns about your pet this winter - or any time of year - please do not hesitate to contact us.