5 Ways To Protect Pets In Winter

1. Keep pets sheltered

Keep your pets inside with you and your family. Pet cats should never be allowed to go outside, even if they do so during other seasons.

1. Keep pets sheltered

Dogs are happiest when taken out frequently for walks and exercise, but kept inside the rest of the time. Don't leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops.

3. Remove common poisons

Antifreeze is a deadly poison, but it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up any antifreeze spills immediately and keep it, like all household chemicals, out of reach.

2. Bundle up, wipe down

 During extremely cold spells, exposed skin on noses, ears, and paw pads is susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia.  Because of this, short-haired dogs frequently prefer to wear a sweater—even on quick walks.

4. Protect outdoor animals

If there are outdoor cats in your neighborhood, whether they are owned pets or feral cats, keep in mind that they require shelter from the elements in addition to food and water. It's simple to assist them.

5. Know the Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia

Though rare, frostbite and hypothermia can be fatal to pets who are exposed to severely cold weather. Limit the time your dog or cat spends outdoors and watch out for signs and symptoms.