PLEASE Make sure your Four Legged Friends and Family are SAFE and WARM!!
Please make sure your pet has adequate shelter from the cold. Outdoor dogs
need a well insulated dog house that is not too big and has some sort of
door or barrier to keep wind and snow out. Make sure they have plenty of
food (they will burn calories trying to keep warm) and water that is not
frozen. Better yet, consider keeping them indoors!
If it is too cold for you to enjoy staying outdoors, it is likely too cold
for your dog as well – quick bathroom breaks will do.
For longer periods outdoors, like going for a walk or play, it might not be
just little dogs that need coats and or booties. Many larger breeds have
short coats or are clipped and don’t have enough insulation on their own.
There are a wide variety of high quality coats, jackets, “onsies” and
booties available for dogs – Just like you, your dog may need different
options for different weather and activity’s.
Cats: Keep it simple and keep them indoors!
Don’t leave pets unattended in vehicles – either running with the heater on
or turned off – temperature inside a vehicle can fluctuate wildly!
Wipe road salt off of paws and underbelly when your pet comes inside
Watch for antifreeze leaking from vehicles – VERY toxic to pets!
Thump the hood of your car before starting it – cats will sometimes climb
underneath seeking warmth.
If you think your pet may have frostbite – contact your veterinarian ASAP