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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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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.
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
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