Prevent pets’ cold weather emergencies
Winter’s freezing temperatures bring snow, ice and the risk of two serious health hazards for your pets: Hypothermia and frostbite. Dr. April Finan, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Chicago Animal Emergency Room, offers advice on how to avoid a trip to the vet caused by exposure to the elements.
“Hypothermia occurs when your pet’s core body temperature drops below the normal range of 99.5 to 100.5 degrees F,” said Finan. “Animals with hypothermia will show signs such as lethargy and weakness. If you suspect this problem, wrap your pet in a warm blanket and get him/her to a veterinary hospital quickly.”
Finan warns against placing anything hot, such as a heating pad or warm water bottle, directly against your pet’s skin.
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