Cold Weather Tips
- The best way to protect your pet from cold weather is by keeping them indoors.
- Outdoor shelter must provide protection from wind, rain or snow, insulation, and continuous access as needed.
- Straw and/or dry, thick blankets are good insulators for the outdoor dog house.
- Regularly check water bowls to break the ice or refill as necessary.
- Increase the amounts of food for your outdoor pets who may need the extra calories to produce more body heat.
- Be aware that pets can be attracted by the sweet taste and smell of anti-freeze; however, this liquid is a deadly poison for your animals.
- Seek for animals in the engine of your car before starting it, as some animals may have crawled up under looking for warmth and shelter.
- Make sure your pets are wearing an I.D. tag; it is their ticket home.
Hot Weather Tips
- Cool down periods when the temperature is in the 90s or above.
- Achieved by taking outdoor pets inside and placing them in a kennel.
- Cool down periods should be a minimum of 8 hours.
- Provisions of shade, water, and tangle free location
- Spill-proof water bowls are required.
- Avoid over-exercising or taking your pet with you in a car or pick-up and leaving your pet in the vehicle in the heat.
- Dogs can’t sweat so cool air has to pass over their tongue for panting to effectively cool their system.