Pets, in particular those that abide in and enjoy the outdoors can suffer serious repercussions from prolonged exposure to the cold. Depending on their breed, age and genetic sensitivity, dogs are known to be especially sensitive. Examples of afflictions that can arise from the cold include hypothermia and frostbite. Pets that are very young, very old, or arthritic are at a higher risk of suffering from these conditions. As always, remember to consult your veterinarian with any pressing questions you may have, however, in the meantime we’ve got some neat tips for you and your pet for the months where the mercury drops:
· Kennels should be raised slightly to avoid rain and general dampness
· Ensure dry bedding is always used by your pet, and is cleaned and changed regularly.
Check the spaces around such devices as dryers, heaters or even car wheels before using them as these are places known to be used by cats to keep warm.