Toll Free (866) 885-9785

Winter Pet Safety Tips

Winter is a season of freezing temperatures and inclement weather. Keeping your family safe and warm is a priority, remember to also protect your pets. Follow these simple winter pet safety tips and suggestions to keep your pets happy and safe all winter long!

Keep Pets Indoors

We all know dogs love to be outdoors for exercise and taken out for walks, but during winter they should mostly stay indoors. Smaller animals and short-haired dogs may benefit from wearing a coat outdoors to keep warm, just like humans. When the temperature drops, don’t leave pets outdoors for long periods of time. If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet.

Provide Outdoor Shelter

If you have outdoor dogs, or a breed that can withstand cold temperatures, make sure they have a doghouse.

Be sure it is large enough for the dog to comfortable sit and lie down in, but small enough to hold in their body heat. The doghouse should also have an elevated floor, an entrance that faces away from the wind and has a “doggy-door.”

Protect Their Paws

Chemicals and salt used to melt snow and ice can be harmful to your pet’s feet and paws. When outdoors, look for signs that your pet’s feet are cold, which could include them lifting up their paws or whining. After walks, softly rub the bottom of their paws with a towel to remove these chemicals. To further prevent paw irritation, use pet-friendly ice melts and consider buying dog boots!

Extra Water and Food

Pets that stay outdoors for long periods of time in the winter use a lot more energy to stay warm. Feeding them extra food can provide much-needed calories. Be sure to regularly check your pet’s water dish to ensure the water is fresh and not frozen. Keeping all pets hydrated will also help to prevent dry skin during the colder months. When the temperature is low, use plastic water and food bowls instead of metal to prevent your pet’s tongue from freezing to them.

Always Leash

Pets are more likely to get lost in the winter than any other season. Snow can disguise familiar scents that would typically help pets find their way home. To prevent pets from becoming lost, keep all dogs on leashes when outside.  Make sure their collar tags and microchips have up-to-date contact information.

Did you know that ALE Solutions is pet-friendly? We are more than happy to accommodate special family members. At ALE, we seek out pet-friendly hotel and long-term housing options for policyholders. For more information, please visit


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • MyALE

    Claims Portal

    • Personalize a dashboard
    • Manage in real-time
    • Access on all devices
    • Request or extend temporary housing with one click

    Learn More

  • Join Our Facebook Fan Page Check Us Out On Instagram Follow Us On Google+ Follow Us On LinkedIn Follow Us On Twitter View Our YouTube

  • Weather Safety

  • Instagram
    • Wishing you blessings of health  happiness on Thanksgiving! HappyThanksgiving
      13 hours ago by alesolutions Wishing you blessings of health & happiness on Thanksgiving!  #HappyThanksgiving 
    • ALECares was honored to work with timtebowfoundation to help makehellip
      1 week ago by alesolutions ALECares was honored to work with  @timtebowfoundation  to help make Keiwond's  #W15H  come true!!
    • Veterans and active duty members we salute you Thank youhellip
      2 weeks ago by alesolutions Veterans and active duty members, we salute you. Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom!  #VeteransDay 
    • Gainesville FL  ALECares provided transportation and hotel accommodations tohellip
      3 weeks ago by alesolutions Gainesville, FL – ALECares provided transportation and hotel accommodations to 18 year old Drew Hazlett, the newest family member of Tim Tebow Foundation’s W15H program! With knowing that Drew was the ULTIMATE Gator’s fan, we knew we had to do everything possible to get him and his family to stay in downtown Gainesville. It was both a game weekend AND homecoming weekend for UF! And Drew got to experience all of the fun and excitement at the center of it all. We surprised Drew with a basket of his favorite snacks and treats, and we loved getting to watch his…
    • Celebrating with food and cheer at ALEs annual Thanksgiving potluckhellip
      1 day ago by alesolutions Celebrating with food and cheer at ALE's annual Thanksgiving potluck. HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our family to yours!  #HappyThanksgiving 
Get fresh, free content delivered monthly »
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Legal / Privacy  |  Sitemap