Last updated on December 13, 2019 at 03:21 pm
With extremely cold temperatures and all that salt on roads and sidewalks, wintertime can be tough on pets. These pet-friendly winter tips can help keep them safe.
Look Under the Hood
Warm engines can attract cats and other small animals seeking shelter from the cold. Try banging on your hood before starting your engine — you could potentially save a life.
Check your pet’s paws after walking them outdoors and wipe away any salt.
Be on the lookout for signs of hypothermia, which include shivering or shaking, whining and sluggish or anxious behavior.
Make sure your pets are warm enough outside. Play dress up with cozy sweaters and coats. Then, post a photo of your fur baby on Plymouth Rock’s Facebook page!
Keep cats and dogs inside in extreme cold. If you’re worried about feral and neighborhood cats without home, consider providing dry, well-insulated shelter.
Prep for Storms
Create a pet disaster kit that has food, clean water and any medications to last for about five days.
Provide warm beds and blankets for naps. Better yet, join your pet for nap time!
Limit Car Travel
Whether the weather is hot, frigid or even mild, it’s never a good idea to leave your pet alone in a car.
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