Care for Pets in Extreme Cold

(Park HIlls, MO) Our colder temperatures will be getting even colder over the next few days and the temperatures can cause serious injury or even death for pets who aren't taken care of properly. The Animal Medical Center of Park HIlls', Dr. Jenn Daniels, says the proper shelter and nutrition is key to their survival.

Daniels also says to check your pets paws for injuries after being outside in the cold. Look for freezing issues and cracks in the paw pad. Also, make sure any clothing for your pet is dry, not wet. Clean up and put away any excess antifreeze. Some pets will drink, or lick it up, and it can cause serious health issues. If your pet has been outside in cold weather make sure you wipe them off with a towel to remove any ice, salt, or chemicals they may have gotten into.