Make Sure Your Pets Are Protected During The Extreme Cold
If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for pets. With temperatures below zero, it's an important reminder to make sure your pets are warm and protected.
South Boston Animal Hospital says your pets can get hypothermia, and you should know the warning signs. If your pet is acting strange, shivering, whining, etc. you should have them checked out by a vet.
Your fur baby may be equipped with a natural winter coat, but sometimes you need to dress them in extra layers. Sweaters and coats are a good option to help keep them warm.
You should keep your pets indoors during extreme cold temperature days even if they're normally outdoor animals. Check your animal's paws frequently to prevent ice from balling up
According to ASPCA, you should dry off your pets right when they come inside to prevent You should be washing your pets feet and belly from any ice balls or ice melting chemicals that can cause serious issues for your pet.
You should be feeding your pet a little more when the temps are super cold. They need more calories and more water to stay hydrated and help their skin from flaking.
(ASPCA, SOUTH BOSTON PET HOSPITAL)