As part of winter weather awareness week, we’re focusing on what you can do to get ready for the cold that will eventually get here. Part of these preparations should include your pets.
Just as heat can be deadly for pets left in hot cars, cold can be deadly for pets left outside.
The ASPCA recommends all pets staying inside as much as possible when the weather gets colder. Of course, they’ll still need walks here and there.
Giving animals plenty of food and water for them is important, because they use energy staying warm.
Be aware that cats that are left outside may try to stay warm by crawling up under the hood of your vehicle and sleeping on a tire. You can help avoid any accidents by pounding on your hood before starting your car.
Generally speaking, if it’s too cold for you to be outside long, it’s cold for them too.
If you notice pets that have been left outside or look like they need help, you can always call your local animal control officer.
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