Cold & Winter Weather

 

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"Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health."  - ASPCA

  • "If you plan to use a fireplace or wood stove for emergency heating, have your chimney or flue inspected each year."              

  • "If you or a loved one are over 65 years old, place an easy-to-read thermometer in an indoor location where you will see it frequently. Our ability to feel a change in temperature decreases with age. Older adults are more susceptible to health problems caused by cold. Check the temperature of your home often during the winter months."    

-CDC