Keeping your pets safe in cold weather


Frigid temperatures call for you to take extra safety measures with your pets.

Kelly Cruzan with the Joplin Humane Society says in the winter time they receive more calls concerning pet care. She says when the temperatures are low you should do your best to avoid leaving your pets outside. 

She adds when it snows you should try to prevent your pet from walking on rock salt. The rock salt can cause severe burning on a pets paws. Cruzan says paying attention to your pet can help prevent illnesses.

“Dogs could freeze, they could go into hypothermia which is not good it could cause them to get frostbite,” says Kelly Cruzan.

Cruzan says if your dog must be outside they should be in a waterproof house with straw.

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