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Make sure you pet is not exposed to harmful substances or the cold during the winter months. This page is about winter hazards for pets.


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December 31, 20041 found this helpful

Salted sidewalks will injure your pets paws. If he goes outdoors on salted surfaces, get some booties and teach him to wear them, or be sure to wash his paws when he comes in.

By Linda

Editor's Note: Here's what the Humane Society has to say: "De-icing salts used to melt snow and ice are paw irritants that can be poisonous if licked off. Paws should be washed and dried as soon as the animal comes in from the snow. Other options include doggie boots with Velcro straps to protect Fido's feet, and making cats indoor pets."

Also a good time to note that Antifreeze is deadly for pets...

"Antifreeze that contains ethylene glycol has a sweet taste that attracts animals but is deadly if consumed in even small quantities; one teaspoon can kill a seven-pound cat. The HSUS recommends pet owners use a safe antifreeze in their vehicles. Look for antifreeze that contains propylene glycol, which is safe for animals if ingested in small amounts."

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When the snow is coming down you can keep an area of the yard clear for your dog by covering it with a tarp. This is a page about use tarp to keep snowy grass clear for pets.

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