It looks like we are going to be getting more snow this week. Here are a few tips to help keep your pets safe and warm on snowy days.
Cold Weather Pet Safety:
- Bring Pets Inside – Freezing temperatures can be dangerous to even the most cold-tolerant breeds of pets. If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (which is more common than not lately!) it’s important that you bring your pets indoors. Short-haired pets should come inside any time the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Provide Plenty of Water – Make sure that your pets are staying hydrated on cold days. Make sure that their water bowl doesn’t freeze and replenish the water frequently. Lack of water can lead to dehydration.
- Keep Anti-Freeze Out-of-Reach – Antifreeze is a common pet poison during the winter months. If you spill antifreeze, dilute the area well and try to cover up the area to protect your pets.
- Wipe Pet Paws Down – Ice melts contain chemicals that can cause blistering on your pet’s paws. It’s dangerous for them to ingest, too! Wipe down your pet’s paws before they come indoors to keep them from licking ice melt off their feet.
Check out this article for more tips on how to keep your pets warm on snowy and icy days. You can also contact one of our offices if you have any questions about how to keep your pets healthy this winter.