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Keeping Pets Safe

Our recent bouts of wintry weather serve as a good reminder to pet owners that freezing temperatures and icy conditions can be hazardous to cats and dogs.

So it’s important that pets stay indoors as much as possible during severe weather. Never leave animals out in freezing temperatures. In addition to being very dangerous, it is cruel. Don’t let dogs stay outside any longer than necessary, and protect smaller or short-haired pets with sweaters or coverings to keep them warm.

Remember, too, to keep the fur that’s between a pet’s toes trimmed to keep ice from accumulating there.

The winter months also pose a hazard due to poisonous products used to keep things from freezing, such as antifreeze, which is an extremely toxic substance. What makes antifreeze even more of a threat is that it tastes sweet to cats and dogs, but it only takes a small amount to kill them.

Given the cold and snowy winter weather, be responsible and take care of your pets.

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