Extreme cold requiring pet owners to take extra precautions

Charles City, Iowa – Humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to frost bite when the bitter cold sets in.

So is man’s best friend.

PAWS Julie Taylor reminds pet owners that dogs and other outdoor animals need adequate warmth to prevent from frostbite and hypothermia.

 

If you have a dog outside, in a kennel or chained up, any place inside the house, garage or basement could provide enough shelter from sub-zero temperatures.

Taylor says if you feel an animal is in danger, alert authorities.

 

When the temperatures are warmer and animals return outside, Taylor adds blankets and any cloth material should not be used for bedding.