Between salty sidewalks, frigid temperatures and natural disasters, wintertime can really take a toll on our four-legged family members. Keep them safe with these pet-friendly winter tips.
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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