Midday Fix: Winter safety tips for pets

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Dr. Jami-Lyn Derse

www.veterinaryhousecallcare.com

Winter Pet Safety

Frostbite

Prevention:
1. Limit exposure.
2. Use protective clothing and booties.
3. Vaseline and balms for paw pads may help.

Clinical Signs:
1. Skin color: gray --> bright red --> black.
2. Licking affected areas.
3. Rubbing nose or face on the ground.

Treatment:
1. Antibiotics.
2. Pain medication.
3. Surgery in severe cases.

Use salt alternatives

Caution - antifreeze is tasty and TOXIC

Make dietary adjustments based on caloric need for the winter months.

Honk - cats may sleep under the hoods of cars

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