Winter Safety Tips For Your Pets

Antifreeze, which often collects on driveways and roadways, is highly poisonous. Although it smells and tastes good to your dog, it can be lethal. Consider switching to a Propylene Glycol product.

Rock Salt and Ice Melt, used to melt ice on sidewalks, may irritate footpads. Be sure to rinse and dry your dog’s feet after a walk. Dogs with long fur or short legs should have their stomach areas cleaned off as well.

Fresh Drinking Water. Your dog is just as likely to get dehydrated in the winter as in the summer. Snow does not count as a substitute for water.

Frostbite. To prevent frostbite on ears, tail and feet, don’t leave your dog outdoors for too long. If you must leave your dog outside during winter, be sure to provide them with a warm, dry shelter.

Heaters, fireplaces and portable heaters can severely burn your dog. Make sure all fireplaces have screens properly installed and keep portable heaters out of reach.

 

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