Protecting your pet during winter and cold weather is crucial to the health and well-being of your animal. With cold weather dipping below freezing early this week, if you have a dog that spends a lot of time outside you may want to consider bringing your pup inside at night.
Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold weather. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage.
Crate training your dog can be beneficial to managing your canine and cold weather. Even if your pup normally stays outdoors, he or she can feel comfortable, safe and warm (plus not play havoc in your house).
Here is a great article from the Humane Society about Pets and Cold Weather:
Please remember if it’s too cold for you outside, it’s probably too cold for your pets.
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