Dog First Aid - Winter Care Tips
We got a PAWsome pocket handbook on Pet First Aid by The National Humane Society and we just had to share it with you! We know how important your pet's health and safety is and we want to make sure you have the information at your finger tips! We will have the information in individual blogs so it's easy for you to find based on what you need to know!
This blog post is on dog winter care tips.
Here are some tips to ensure a safe and happy winter season for all:
- Remember to knock on the hood of your vehicle before you start your car.
- Stray cats often curl up in the wheel wells or under car hoods in the colder months (to keep warm).
- Starting the vehicle while an animal is under the hood can cause serious injury or death to the animal.
- Use animal-safe rock salt for your sidewalks and driveways/walkways.
- Regular rock salt is toxic to animals
- If you use antifreeze in your vehicles, make sure that your pets cannot reach antifreeze containers and that any spills are cleaned up quickly and thoroughly.
- Antifreeze gives off a sweet scent which attracts animals, however it is VERY deadly to them.
- If you suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze, take him/her to the vet immediately.
- Keep your dog safe when playing in the snow or going for a walk in the snow/cold.
- Protect them from any risk of frostbite or developing hypothermia by limiting their exposure to freezing temperatures and ALWAYS supervise them when outside.