(Meredith) – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has some tips for pet owners on how to keep their furry friends safe and warm when the temperature gets just a little too chilly.
Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet, and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, please heed the following advice from our experts:
The ASPCA was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. An article on the ASPCA's website contributed to this report.