Pets need cold protection, too

With the continued threat of snow and frigid temperatures, King County Animal Care and Control warns pet owners to protect their animals from the elements. Animals can suffer from frostbite and can get lost or injured during a wind or snow storm.

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:11am
  • News

With the continued threat of snow and frigid temperatures, King County Animal Care and Control warns pet owners to protect their animals from the elements. Animals can suffer from frostbite and can get lost or injured during a wind or snow storm.

Here are some suggested cold weather tips for pet owners:

• Wipe pets’ paws after a walk through the snow. They can have frozen fur in between their foot pads and track in chemicals from deicing fluid that can make them sick if ingested.

• Check outdoor water bowls, as they may freeze and prevent your pet from drinking.

• Make sure pets are wearing at least two forms of current identification. This could be any combination, such as a pet license and microchip or a pet license and personal identification tag.

Ensure your emergency disaster kits include at least three days of pet food, supplies and medications for all the animals in your household. For more information on pet disaster preparedness, visit www.petfinder.com/disaster or contact KCACC for their brochure on disaster preparedness.

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