This is the perfect time to winterize your kennel
Every year, the weather is becoming more unpredictable and harsh. Fall is the perfect time to prepare your kennel for it to survive the winter season and its severe conditions. Snowstorms, below zero temperatures, and icy winds can easily put in jeopardy your dog’s safety. Dogs are susceptible to sickness and frostbite if kept too long in the cold and bleak conditions. Therefore, it is vital to take precautions and winterizing your kennel to make it a warm, comfortable and safe for your dog. Here are some tips on how to get your kennel warm enough for your best friend, from the Boundary Fence and Supply Company.
Winterizing Your Kennel
Natural gas heat
A good location to place your kennel is essential to keep natural heat. However, in extreme conditions achieving this could be hard. Consider providing heat with natural gas. The natural gas will produce a drier heat. Try to keep it around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gravel is a great option for kennels. It allows the water to drain easier. Gravel drains exceptionally well, and the chances of standing water turning to ice are minimal. Pea gravel provides comfort and its flexibility protects the dog’s pads. It is also easy to clean.
Strategically placed privacy fences on the sides of the kennel can block winds. If the kennel backs up to a house or to landscaping that would work as a natural barrier, use a privacy fence on the other sides. When necessary, on particularly cold days, a tarp can be used to enclose the kennel on top, or to close a side of the kennel, if there are not privacy panels all the way around to block the wind. If at all possible, cover outdoor runs or kennels with a tarp if snow or ice is in the forecast.
Having a dog box reinforced with marsh hay bedding will help insulate the doghouse. Make your dog’s bed comfortable, with thick carpet pads, blankets and dog beds. Boundary Fence in Denver can supply any pet indoor, outdoor or portable kennels, fences, or dog runs you may need. Your business and satisfaction are important to us, let our expert, professional sales staff provide you the service you deserve! Call today for your free estimate.