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Keeping Your Pets Warm During Freezing Temperatures

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

With extremely cold days ahead, it is important to not only keep yourself warm but also your pets.  Like us, they can suffer from hypothermia and frost bite. Their paws are in direct contact with the ground and their ears are exposed. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure your furry friend is safe.

Pets living outdoors should have a dry and draft-free house where they can lie down comfortably but also small enough to hold their body heat. It should be raised a few inches off the ground and have cedar shaving or straw. Make sure the entrance is not facing the wind.

Your pet’s food bowls should be switched to plastic. Your pet’s tongue might freeze to the bowl if it is metal.

When using anti-freeze make sure it is out of reach of your pet. Anti-freeze tastes sweet but is deadly to your animal. If they step in it, they might lick it off their paws. There are pet friendly products you can use.

Keep your pets safe in this cold weather.

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