• january 2016 health tip
     + cold weather safety chart

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Thanks for sniffing out this month’s downloadable pet health tip.

Winter is a grand old time, although plunging temps and precipitation create pet health pitfalls both indoors and out. Dig into our January tips for taking the sting out of the cold — and helping furry friends make the most of the season!

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Did you know?

Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and/or submersion in cold water is a common culprit, and symptoms range from paleness and shivering to lethargy and coma. 

Frostbite also occurs with exposure, but describes the freezing of skin and underlying tissues. Pets’ ears, tails, paws and exterior genitalia are especially susceptible. Affected areas will lose their healthy pink color and turn pale, blue or even black. 

Learn more about frostbite in pets.

How cold is too cold? 

Every pet tolerates cold differently. This downloadable chart can give help you decide whether to head out to sled…or stay in to snuggle.

Download the cold weather safety chart as a PDF to keep your pup safe.

Click here to download January's pet health tips

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