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Winter winds are on the horizon, and with freezing weather and storms come many discussions about how to keep warm, safe, and dry. Our pets need to be included in these discussions too, whether they are indoors or outdoor pets.
A common misconception is that a pet’s coat will keep them warm enough to brave winter weather. But in truth, fur is not adequate protection from winter cold, wind, and wet. Animals are just as likely to get hypothermia and frostbite as their owners.
Luckily, with a few tips and some knowledge, you can help with keeping your pet warm this winter season. In fact, many of the same safety measures you take for yourself will also keep your best friend safe and warm.Continue…
- … salt products used to melt ice can be very irritating to delicate paws and some are even toxic? Use pet-friendly ice melting products for your sidewalks and driveway and be sure to wipe your pet’s tootsies and underside when they come in after a walk.
- … anti-freeze is lethal to pets even in tiny amounts? This sweet tasting liquid causes rapid kidney failures. Notify neighbors if you notice a leak in their driveway and use a pet-safe alternative for your own vehicles.
- … many a chilly kitty has taken refuge on a warm engine block. If you do not park in a garage, bang on the hood of your car to scare off any stowaways before starting your engine to avoid an unwitting animal becoming injured under your hood.
- … pets can get frostbitten too! While many do sport a warm, furry coat, they should not spend a substantial amount of time outdoors in subzero temperatures without shelter. Thinner coated pets might benefit from a warm coat and/or booties as well.
- … very young or elderly animals may not tolerate the chilly weather as well others? Use common sense when taking these animals outdoors this winter.
- … cats should be kept inside whenever possible in the winter? The dangers of being outdoor increase substantially for kitties when the temperatures plunge.
- … dogs can lose their scent in the snow? A dog that panics off leash in a snow storm may not be able to find it’s way home like it would normally. Keep your dog leashed.
As always, please call us if you have any questions about keeping your pet safe this winter.
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