Cold Weather Tips for Cats & Dogs
December 21, 2017
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photo credit: Andrea Reiman
The temperatures are dropping, and snow is in the air! Keep your pets safe during the cold
weather with a few tips:
Grab your pup a
coat and some dog booties to protect their paws. Check your dog’s paws for snow
clumps when they come in after being outside.
- Ice melt is
dangerous to our pets if ingested. Please wipe their paws when coming inside
from a dog walk or a cat outing. There is animal-safe ice melt you can purchase
at your local hardware stores.
- If your dog stays
outside in your backyard during the day, please be sure that they have access
to shelter and un-frozen water. During
night freezing temperatures, please bring your dog inside. If you’re cold, your
dog is cold. Dogs can suffer from hypothermia.
- If you have a
community cat colony at your residence, please make sure they have adequate
On behalf of all of us at
Salt Lake County Animal Services, we wish you and yours a very merry holiday
season! If you’re looking to collect holiday donations for the pets here at the
shelter, we’re always in need of soft treats for the pups and canned cat paté
for the kitties. If you would like more ideas please visit our website, AdoptUtahPets.com or visit us at
511 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City.
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