If you think this bitterly cold weather is uncomfortable, even when you’re all bundled up, just imagine what it’s like for our pets.
According to Central Veterinary Associates’ Dr. Greg Nelson, dogs and cats run the risk of suffering from hypothermia and frostbite when the mercury dips below zero.
He says pet owners don’t realize that their four-legged companions are walking around barefoot in ice and snow in frigid weather when they’re susceptible frostbite.
Dr. Nelson recommends that you limit your furry friends’ time outside in the elements to no more than 15 minutes.
CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays.