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This article was in a magazine .

Antifreeze, in which Ethylene Glycol is the active ingredient, is deadly for pets! Antifreeze smells good and apparently is also quite tasty to many dogs and cats. A tablespoon of antifreeze is all that’s needed to kill a ten pound dog. A single teaspoon of antifreeze often ends with fatal results for cats.

Feed your pet a little extra when it’s cold. Pets need extra calories to produce energy during cold weather.

• Plenty of fresh water is essential during cold weather to avoid pet dehydration. Warm up the water and add a little honey or a bouillon cube to encourage your pet to drink. Chicken noodle soup is great and most pets enjoy a bowl every now and then. Snow is not an acceptable substitute for water.

Groom your dog and cat regularly to remove mats. This helps your pet’s hair coat to properly insulate your pet so that he or she can stay warm during cold weather spells.

Frost bite risk areas for pets include the ears, the nose, the tip of the tail and ears. Frostbitten area of pet skin initially turn reddish color which later fades to gray. Treating Pet Frostbite involves giving your dog and/or cat a warm bath and gently wrapping them up in warm towels. Offering your pet something warm and nourishing to drink is also helpful while you wait to hear back from your vet.

Frozen lakes, rivers and ponds can be quite hazardous for adventurous wintertime dogs that can easily slip and fall in frozen water. Not all dogs can swim.
 

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thanks michele! u can never be too cautious with these little furbabies of ours hehe ;) also to add u should get those special lotions or rub ons for their paws as in the winter their sensitive pads can get cracked and cause pain for them :(
 

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yay :) i still dont know ehich brand to trust theres some really pricey ones there and cheap ondles from the pet stores
 
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