Old Man Winter has reared his ugly head and many people are trying to find the delicate balance between staying warm and keeping heating costs down. It's easy for people to put on a jacket or bump up the thermostat, but many pets don’t have the same luxury.
PLEASE bring your pets in. Even the basement or garage is better than being left outside.
If you insist on keeping your pet outside, please continually check your pet for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
Frostbite most frequently affects ears, toes, tails, scrotum and areas least covered by fur.
Signs of frostbite include red or swollen areas or skin that is very pale and white.
To treat frostbite, immerse the area in warm water, not hot, for 15-20 minutes and call your veterinarian.