TIPS TO STAY SAFE & WARM!
Pepper and friends are spreading the word to keep your pets safe & warm from the Brutal Cold right now. some tips:
AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY COLD WEATHER TIPS
If you see animals left outside in this weather? Report it: call 3-1-1 immediately and report the situation. You could save a life!
Keep your pets inside. Texas pets are used to extreme summer temps, not winter freezes.
Make sure outside pets have a warm place to sleep. Keep them off the cold ground and away from the wind. A cozy pet house, complete with a roof and four walls, is essential.
Consider dressing your pet in a coat or sweater. Choose pet clothing that covers the neck, shoulders, back, belly and base of the tail. Pet booties work as well.
Provide access to fresh water. Check bowls to make sure the water has not frozen over.
Active pets need more food. Increase their supply of food. Calories help keep them warm.
Beware of hidden cats. Outdoor cats will sleep under the hoods of cars to keep warm. Bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine. It will help give the cat a chance to escape.
Exposed cold surfaces can freeze paws. When walking, try to stay on the grass.
Thoroughly wipe down your pets. They can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking their paws.
Antifreeze is lethal to dogs and cats. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
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