Protect Your Pets From Harsh Weather

snow dogThe cold weather can be just as hard on your pets as it is on you.  A few simple changes in your routine can help to keep your four-legged family members safe and warm this winter.  When walking your dog, keep wind chill in mind as Pets can be at risk for frostbite and hypothermia, and exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage.  Also the salt in snow melt road can be dangerous and toxic to pets, often irritating the pads of their feet. In addition, coolants and antifreeze may drip from cars, making an easy transfer to sensitive paws. When returning from a walk, be sure to wipe down paws with a damp cloth before he or she has a chance to lick them.  Look here for additional suggestions to keep your pets safe this winter

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