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Winter Pet Safety Reminders From the SPCA of Northern Nevada

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 19, 2023 6:03 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – In addition to trying to remain warm during these very cold months, it’s critical to take care of our dogs. Our dogs may experience cold weather just as people can, according to the SPCA of Northern Nevada.

Pet owners should be alert for indicators of discomfort in their animal, such as shaking or whimpering. Pets are susceptible to cold and frostbite.

In these temps, it’s essential to avoid leaving your pet outside for extended periods of time. When you go on walks, keep an eye out for the deicing salt. Pets get poisoned by it.

Make careful to salt your driveway and sidewalk in a pet-friendly manner. Make sure you promptly wipe off the snowballs off them after being outside in the snow.

The SPCA of Northern Nevada’s director of communications, Emily Lee, said,

“If the temperature is 45 degrees or below, depending on o the pet, they may be showing signs of discomfort and certainly once it dips into the 30′s you know our vets say never leave a pet unattended out in the cold weather, especially for extended periods and especially for those small breed dogs.”

The SPCA advises being inventive with where you hide toys or goodies for your pet to locate if a decline in activity is a cause for worry.

For this time of year, thinking about getting your pet some outerwear is perfect. When your pet is outdoors in the cold, sweaters, vests, and paw booties are advised.

Credits: KOLO TV

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