Tips to help keep your pets safe and in the cold weather
Keep your pets warm. If itís too cold for you to say
outside, itís too cold for your pet.
Dress for the weather. Booties and jackets or
sweaters help keep your pets warm when you head outdoors.
little one in this photo should have booties to protect her paws from the cold
and from salt and ice melt which can burn and irritate, and can be fatal if
ingested. Wipe your petís paws and underside after being outside.
Avoid winter puddles. They may contain ethylene glycol found in antifreeze which
can be fatal if ingested.
Stay away from bodies of water. With melting ice and
rising water levels, lakes and streams can be extremely dangerous for you and
Never leave your pet alone in a cold car. Like your
frig, cars hold in the cold, enough to cause your pet to freeze to death.
Bang on the hood of your car before starting the
engine. Cats are known to seek warmth under the hood and can be seriously
injured or killed by the fan belt.
Donít let your dog off leash, especially during a
snowstorm. They can easily lose their scent and get lost.
Give your pet a warm place to sleep. Ensure your pet
has a thick cozy bed or blanket away from any drafts and off the cold floor.
Prepare an emergency
pet survival kit in case winter storms keep you in the
house for extended periods.
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