Protecting pets in winter weather
Winter is a time we should pay close attention to the safety of our pets. Here are some safety tips to follow:
• Pets that live outdoors should be fed a bit more in the winter because they need the extra calories to stay warm. They also should have fresh water put out a couple of times a day, or consider a special bowl that prevents the water from freezing.
• If your pet goes outdoors, be aware of the temperature. Pets can get frostbite very easily on the ears, tail and paws.
• When walking your dog in freezing conditions, check the paws to make sure that ice is not building up between the toes and that salt or gravel from the roads is not irritating the skin. For the complete article see the 11-07-2012 issue.
Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 11-07-2012 paper.
Share on Facebook