When is it too cold for your pet?
Sharing how to prevent winter pet issues is important to us because frosty, frigid, freezing temps make life difficult for people and pets.
 
·         Puppies and kittens, older pets and pets with health issues are much less tolerant of the cold, and are more susceptible to hypothermia (low body temperature) and freezing.
 
·         Most pets should be brought indoors during cold weather.  If it is necessary to keep them outdoors, make sure you provide a warm shelter, plenty of fresh food, and a heated water bowl.
 
·         Your pet’s fur coat may not be adequate to keep it warm, even for short periods outside.  While some breeds may revel in the snow, others, such as Greyhounds and Chihuahuas, often become cold quickly.  Providing a properly-fitted sweater or coat, and boots to protect their paws might be a good idea when it is cold outside.  
 
Remember, if it is too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet! Contact us immediately if you believe your pet is experiencing winter health issues.
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