Pets Need Help in Cold Weather Too

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (Ben Caxton) — Humans are not the only ones affected by frostbite brought on by prolonged exposure to arctic cold weather. Your four-legged furry friends are susceptible as well. As temperatures are expected to drop well below zero degrees the next few days Andrew Beckett with Wisconsin Emergency Management says dogs and cats are just as susceptible to frostbite as humans. [BECKETT] Local vets say to use common sense when it comes to letting your dog outside. Even if your dog has thick fur, they can develop frostbite on the tip of their ears, tail or toes. They also recommend checking your dog’s paws and underbelly for ice and any salt chemicals after coming back inside.

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