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Winter Pet Safety Tips

Our Veterinarians in Clifton, NJ Want to Protect Your Cat or Dog This Winter 

Now is a great time to start thinking about how you can prepare to keep your dog, cat, puppy or kitten safe and snug this coming winter in Clifton. Our Valley Animal Hospital veterinary team cares about your pet's health, well-being and happiness each day, especially when the New Jersey temperatures plummet in the winter. Your veterinarians in Clifton NJ, Dr. Henderson, and Dr. Thompson consider climate preparation—cold, hot or otherwise—is an essential wellness service that shows our pet owners that we love and care for each pet that bounds through our doors. 

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Vet-Approved Winter Safety Tips for Your Cat or Dog 

Make no mistake that your pet feels cold, but you can certainly take many precautions to keep them safe and comfortable all winter, no matter how far below zero the temperatures dip. Try some of the following wellness, care and treatment tips from our vet team to keep your beloved pet warm, cozy, dry and safe this winter. 

  • Humidify Your Home. Coming in from the snow and icy cold rain can cause your pet's skin to become dry and flaky. Be sure to dry off your dog or cat when they return home, and turn on your humidifier. 
  • Keep Your Pet Indoors During Extreme Cold and Freezing Temperatures. No matter how much your dog loves the backyard, or your cat likes to roam the neighborhood, bring them inside when the temperatures are too frigid.
  • Put Some Extra Food in the Bowl. Your puppy, kitten or adult pet burns extra energy in the winter to stay warm.

Let Our Clifton, NJ Veterinarian Team Know How Else We Can Help 

Do you think these tips apply to your pet's safety this winter, or do you need additional ideas? Contact us to see what else we can recommend for patients in the Clifton, Montclair, and Nutley areas. You can reach us by calling (973) 509-5225. We look forward to meeting with you!


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  • "Great care of my cat! All the staff were wonderful to deal with and you can tell they really care and love what they do! Thanks for taking care of us!"
  • "Dr. Henderson is a caring Vet. We love him.
    We do not, however, love the prices Vets charge. It is more for a pet visit than a human being. I don't know how people with more than one animal afford pet care."
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