As the temperature continues to drop here are five tips to ensure your furry friend stays warm this winter:
- Never leave your cat or dog alone in a cold car. Cars hold in the cold, acting like refrigerators, which can cause your pet to freeze to death.
- Keep animals away from winter puddles. They may contain ethylene glycol found in antifreeze which can be fatal if ingested.
- Be aware of cats seeking warmth under vehicle hoods. Try knocking on the hood of your car to scare them away before starting the engine.
- A warm place to sleep. Ensure your pet has a thick cozy bed or blanket away from any drafts and off the cold floor.
- Wipe your pet’s paws and underside after being outside. Salt and ice melt can irritate and burn, and also be fatal if ingested.
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