Winter is here and, oh my dog, it’s a cold one! That means it’s especially important to make sure your dog has a warm place to stay safe and thing to do, and it’s the law. Bring pets inside at night, even if they’re outdoor pets. When you do let your pet outside, give them plenty of food and unfrozen water. If your pet is whining, shivering or showing weakness, those could be signs of hypothermia. If you see someone else’s dog out in extreme cold for an inappropriate amount of time, call your local Animal Control. You can also take immediate action to help the animal by giving it a blanket, water and some food. Make sure you tell your friends and family that your dog is just as susceptible to the cold as you are. The rule of thumb is, if it’s too cold for you it’s too cold for your pet!
Buggzie, Ruff Reporter