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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pets Can Get Hypothermia, Frostbite Too


BALTIMORE (WJZ) –– As Maryland deals with an arctic blast for the next few days, pet owners are reminded to bring animals inside.

Pets are also at risk for hypothermia and frostbite, due to the colder temperatures.

Bring pets in from the cold or have a dry, draft-free shelter for them with access to food and water.

The Maryland SPCA offers the following tips to keep your pet safe this winter:

Pets should not be left outside for extended periods of time.
During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. I there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape.

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