Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Dashing through the snow can be harmful for your pets.
Dashing through the snow can be harmful for your pets.dog owners still have to walk their dogs despite the near Arctic conditions in the forecast. Here are some tips from veterinarian Dr. Jenefer Stillion for taking care of man's best friend in sub-zero temperatures. Stillion recommends having your pet's health checked before you go outside because the cold can worsen existing conditions like arthritis and make it more difficult for them to regulate their body heat. In general, we recommend that we keep our pets indoors when the temperatures are sub-zero," said Stillion, If it's too cold for you outside for a prolonged period of time, it's too cold for your pets. Consider taking shorter walks and wear windbreakers. Take care of their feet when walking on icy surfaces, and avoid sidewalk salt. "Inspect their footpads for cuts and abrasions," said Stillion. Keep pets away from toxic, cold-weather products like anti-freeze and washer fluid. more