Cold Weather Cautions

Dog Hypothermia
Dog Hypothermia
What Is Dog Hypothermia?Simply put, hypothermia describes the situation where a dog’s body temperature is significantly lower than normal. The drop in body temperature must be dramatic enough to put the dog’s well-being at risk, however. Being cold isn’t the same as being hypothermic. What Is a Normal Body Temperature for a Dog?The average body temperature for dogs is warmer than what is...
Frostbite in Cats
Frostbite in Cats
What Is Frostbite in Cats?Frostbite is the freezing of a part of the body and often appears as damage to the skin. This damage is caused by exposure to freezing temperatures for a prolonged period of time. Cats are most vulnerable to frostbite when exposed to high winds on very cold days. This exposure can result in hypothermia (low body temperature), which causes the narrowing of blood vessels...
How Cold Is Too Cold for Your Dog?
Being outside is great for a dog’s physical and mental health. Walking, running, looking, sniffing, listening, and meeting old or new friends are all activities that help keep dogs happy and healthy. But what should we do when it’s cold outside? When do the risks of spending time outside outweigh its benefits? Let’s look at the dangers associated with cold weather and how we can still...

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