Pet Health Tips

Now that it’s colder, keep a close eye on your pet when you let him outside. Pets may be covered in fur, but sometimes that’s not enough to keep them warm. Plus, the tips of their ears, noses, and paws are susceptible to frostbite. If you notice your pet is shivering, or his paws are swollen and red, bring him inside immediately. Call us right away so we can instruct you on how to properly warm your pet up. If the frostbite is severe, bring him in to our practice immediately so we can treat your pet.

Consider giving your cat or dog a sweater to wear outdoors, and if your pet spends lots of time outside, make sure there’s plenty of fresh water, food, and an insulated shelter that will protect them from the elements.

If you’d like more health tips for your pet, give us a call, and remember to check this page regularly for the next pet health/seasonal tip!