Pet Safety During The Winter Time

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)-  With temperatures dipping into the single digits throughout the region, our furry friends need to be kept warm during winter.

 

Single digit weather could potentially freeze an animal to death.

 

To prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, one local veterinarian shared some helpful tips to keep your pet(s) safe during extremely cold temperatures and bad weather.

 

“You want to make sure you groom their feet. You want to make sure you get the ice out of them. Next, when you are using de-icers for your car and house, make sure you use salts that are pet friendly. They are available, just make sure you check your local store. Lastly if you have antifreeze, keep it in a sealed container away from animals. Animals will be attracted to antifreeze and it will kill them if they ingest enough and don’t receive the proper care,” said Dr. Mindy Osborne at Oak Hill Animal Hospital.

 

Always remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet. So make sure to keep your animals inside and away from any dangerous situations.

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