Protecting your pets from the cold

We want to make sure you and your family are safe when the cold weather hits this weekend.

That, of course, includes all members of your family, like your pets.

The first thing to remember is that your pet relies on you for survival. All pets deserve the proper care in all season, but it’s especially when the temperatures drop.

  • Cats should never be left outdoors, even if they roam during other seasons.
  • Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make certain the water is fresh and unfrozen.
  • Use plastic food and water bowls; when the temperature is low, your pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to metal.
  • Remove common poisons – poisons like antifreeze.
  • Dogs are also at particular risk of salt poisoning in winter due to the rock salt being used. What you need to do is wipe your dogs paws off. It’s that simple.
  • If you see a pet left in the cold, politely let the owner know you have a concern. Some people don’t know the risks.

For more information on keeping your pets protected from the cold, click here.