FROST-BITE & HYPOTHERMIA
During the extreme cold temperatures it is possible that your pet could rapidly develop frostbite or hypothermia. When it gets cold, the body naturally pulls blood from all extremities to the internal organs to retain body heat. This may leave your pet’s ears, tail, and paws exposed where the tissue can be damaged and cause frostbite on these extremities. Dogs that have short fur, are small, or are geriatric, may be at greater risk. Try to keep the time spent outside to a minimum and try using sweaters/coats or booties to keep them warm. Remember, if you are cold, your pet is probably cold, too!