How to keep your pets warm in winter
GRANGER, Ind.—In these bitterly cold temps, you'll want to wrap your cats and dogs in blankets to keep them as warm as possible.
While certain dogs are bred to withstand lower weather, Veterinarian Kent Morton of Lakeland Animal Care in Granger says that some dogs prefer shorter hair breeds and that the skinnier breeds will require more warmth.
We have concerns about frostbite a lot throughout the winter season, Dr. Morton said. "Paw pads, ear tips, and their tail are a little more sensitive since they get less blood low flow.
The frigid weather throughout the winter months might be difficult not just for you, but also for your four-legged friends. It's critical to protect your pets from snow, ice, and wind gusts when temperatures plunge into the teens this week.
Dr. Morton recommends sheltering your pets in a warm area and, if possible, covering them with a coat or sweater. Also, he advised, be cautious when bringing your pets for long walks in harsh temperatures, keeping them on a leash and wiping their paws clean when you return home, as salt and snowmelt can hurt the skin.
You should examine for lesions on their ears, tails, and paw pads. And it would be similar to, if it gets really bad, it can turn black, but it would be like the redness, burning sensation, and check for your pets licking at them, Dr. Morton explained.