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Protect Your Pet From FROSTBITE

by Sean Stevens
Yes, our dogs and cats have furry coats, but they can still get cold! What precations should we take to keep our pets warm during cold weather? Exposure to extreme cold can cause frostbite on the tips of their ears, tail, and feet. Be sure to check for snow and ice build up between their toes and remove it immediately after your pet has been outside. Small dogs with short hair may need a sweater or coat and boots. You know your pet best. Watch for shivering or unusual behavior. Keep an eye out for detectable pain, and if you think your pet may have frostbite, contact your vet! Here's an overview of frostbite symptoms and treatment from the Pet Health Network. http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/pet-health/frostbite-cats-and-dogs