December 22 is “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day!”

Have you heard? December 22 is “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day!”
  • Keep cats and dogs indoors. If they must be outside for a period of time, ensure that they have a warm, dry place to hang out and access to water (you may need to use a heated dish!).
  • Clear a path in the snow/ice and use a pet-friendly, no-salt ice melt such as Morton Safe-T-Pet.
  • Keep your dog on a short leash and stay out just long enough for the dogs to relieve themselves.
  • Remove snow and ice from the paws and fur after leash walks.
  • Check warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold.
  • Be sure pets are wearing identification tags and proper outerwear as needed.
  • Protect short haired or sensitive dogs during walks by using coats and boots. (or something like Musher’s Secret, which protects pads)
Check out the ASPCA site for more info: ASPCA National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day page