Don’t Forget Your Pets in This Cold
Our pets want to be cozy and cuddly this winter, too. Keep them safe with these tips.
They may have built in fur, but that won't be enough. Your pets are your most adored companions. It breaks my heart when I see animals freezing outside in the winter. They want to be just as warm as we do.
At KWQC.com, the Red Cross offers some great tips on how to keep peace of mind for you and your pets during this arctic blast. Not only should you bring them inside during the coldest temps, but they should have drinking water that isn't frozen, available to them.
- Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate a pet’s paws. Wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth.
- Antifreeze is a deadly poison. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze out of reach.
- Signs of frostbite include discoloration of the frozen area, pale or even blue skin, no pain or lots of pain. The pads of the paws, tail and tips of the ears are most susceptible.