dangers of cold weather and pets


Cold Weather Safety tips

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your […]

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Cold Weather Safety tips

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your […]

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Hypothermia in Dogs

Extreme low temperatures can cause a dog’s body temperature to fall, leading to hypothermia. A dog’s normal body temperature is between 101°F and 102.5°F, so anything below 100°F is considered hypothermia in dogs. If sustained, hypothermia in dogs may lead to several complications and can even become fatal. To prevent this, immediate veterinary care is […]

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Four Tips to Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite

The temperature outside is dropping, and humans aren’t the only ones affected by the cold weather. Did you know that pets are also susceptible to hypothermia and frost bite? What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia is an unsafe drop in body temperature. This happens when the outside temperature is too cold for the pet’s body to stay […]

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Underestimating the Temperatures that can cause Hypothermia with your Pet

A fur coat doesn’t make puppies immune to hypothermia. That’s a condition when the pet’s body temperature falls below normal. Puppies normally conserve body heat by seeking shelter and curling up, fluffing their fur to trap warm air next to the skin. Of course, a short-haired puppy doesn’t have much protection. In cold weather a […]

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