Humane Society Offers Tips To Keep Pets Safe In The Cold

We all know to bundle up as temperatures plummet, but officials with the Lexington Humane Society are reminding pet owners not to forget about their four legged friends.

Animals can get frostbite and hypothermia just as easily as humans.

So if you have an outdoor pet, the Lexington Humane Society says you should make sure it has a warm home to sleep in.

Short haired animals may need extra protection, such as a sweater. And officials say you should adjust your pet's diet.

They also suggest giving your outdoor pets a plastic bowl to eat out of, rather than a aluminum one.

Officials also say rock salt made for sidewalks can irritate your pet's skin, so you should be sure to rinse off their paws.

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