- Keep your pets indoors: Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. If your dogs must stay outside, make they have shelter, warm bedding, and plenty of water.
- Feet check: Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can be toxic or irritate the pads of your pet's feet. Use a wet towel to after each walk and when pets come inside to help prevent irritation.
- Coat, Please: If your pet has a thin coat, get them a sweater. You can also use booties for their feet
- Check your car: The warmth from your car's engine can be an inviting spot for an animal trying to get warm. It can also be deadly. Make sure to make lots of noise before starting your vehicle. Check underneath your car and even bang on the hood to persuade hitchhikers to move on.
For more tips, check out: Cold Weather Pet Safety - AVMA