Remember, if it is too cold for you, it is too cold for your pet

bayliescarfBaby it’s cold outside and cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Dogs and cats can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia when left in the extreme cold for a prolonged period.  Some owners will leave their animals outside for extended periods of time thinking that all animals are adapted to live outdoors. This can put their pets in danger of serious illness. There are things you can do to keep your animal warm and safe.
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  • Take your animals for a winter check-up before winter kicks in. Your veterinarian can check to make sure they don’t have any medical problems that will make them more vulnerable to the cold.
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