Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pet Photos With Santa

A big thank you to all who attended our Annual Pet Photos with Santa. It was a great day to celebrate all the pets who came through our door.

Just a quick reminder that the weather is changing drastically and fast.  The cold weather is upon us now so please be very mindful that your pets get cold too. Purchasing a coat to help keep the chill out of their bones is one way to make it a bit easier.  Many stores carry winter clothing and its actually becoming a fashion statement.  You may also consider buying pet booties to help with their little feet hitting the cold snow or ice.
If your pet will not tolerate the booties be sure to check your pets paws after their walk for any ice build up as it can cause irritation to the pads and inbetween the toes.

If you have a dog that LOVES the outdoors and cold weather, be sure to have enough bedding in their dog house for warmth and that the water they have in their dish is not frozen. 

Remember never to leave your animal unattended for long periods of time in your car during the winter months as hypothermia can still set in even though they are in an enclosed space.  Some signs of hypothermia are:  shivering, lethargy, weakness, difficulty breathing.  Please call your Veterinarian if you see any of these signs or if you just need to find out what you need to do.

Another thing to watch for is frostbite:  Frostbite usually affects the paws, ears and tails.  Some signs of frostbite are:  Paler than normal skin, cold to the touch, pain of the affected area, swelling or discoloration of the affected area.  Again, please call your Veterinarian if you see any of these signs or need to have your pet assessed and treated where necessary.

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