Safeguard pets against inclement weather too
Since freezing Arctic blasts are again threatening, it's important that guardians know how to take care of their animals during adverse weather conditions.
Although dogs, cats and other animals have fur coats, they can still suffer from deadly frostbite and exposure, which is why it's critical to keep animals - and especially puppies and kittens - indoors.
If snow is on the ground, be sure to wipe off your dogs', or cats', legs, feet and stomach after they come inside, as salt and other chemicals can make your animals sick if ingested.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
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