Last updated on January 31st, 2017 at 01:09 pm
With extremely cold temperatures and all that salt on roads and sidewalks, wintertime can be tough on pets. Here are pet friendly winter tips to help keep them safe.
Look Under the Hood
Warm engines can attract cats and other small animals. Try banging on your hood before starting your engine.
Regularly check your pet’s paws and wipe away salt after walks outdoors.
Signs of hypothermia include shivering or shaking, whining, and sluggish or anxious behavior.
Wear a Sweater
Make sure your pets are warm enough outside. Play dress up with cozy sweaters and coats. Then, post a photo of your little cutie on Plymouth Rock’s Facebook page!
Keep cats and dogs inside. If you’re worried about the little buddies without home, you can also consider providing dry, well-insulated shelter for feral and neighborhood cats.
Prep for Storms
Create a pet disaster kit that has food, clean water and any medications. Pack enough for about five days. Here are some tips on making a pet disaster plan.
Provide warm beds and blankets for naps. Maybe you can take a nap with them!
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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