Pets’ tolerance to cold can differ from one pet to another, just like humans. This is due to their coat, body fat, activity level, and overall health.
If your pet has health problems, take them on shorter walks in colder temperatures.
Protective vests or sweaters for pets with short hair are a great idea. Booties are available to protect your pet’s feet.
After a walk, check your pet’s feet for any cracks or bleeding. If your pet has ice buildup, clean it out.
Once you return home, wipe your pet’s feet, legs, and belly with antifreeze.
Keep your pet indoors for longer periods, especially in extreme weather. The best place for your pet is indoors.
If your pet starts to whine, shiver, is anxious, slows down, stops moving, becomes weak or looks for warm places, you should get them back inside immediately.
And remember: No pet should be kept outside for long periods of time – especially in extreme temperatures. Indoors is the safest place.