Prevent Winter Woes

Harsh weather and cold temperatures pose dangers to your cat. The Humane Society of the United States offers these winter safety tips.

Posted: Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 PST 2002

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As the temperature drops this winter, awareness of your cat's safety and health should rise. The Humane Society of the United States offers the following winter tips for cat owners:

1. Never let your cat outside when the temperature drops dramatically.

2. If your cat has been outside for even a few minutes in extreme temperatures, watch for shivering, cold extremities, depression or other distress signals that indicate hypothermia. Contact your veterinarian immediately and keep the cat wrapped in a warm blanket if you think it is suffering from frostbite or hypothermia.

3. Ethelyne glycol antifreeze is extremely toxic. Consider using antifreeze containing propylene glycol, a safer chemical. Clean up any spills, and store antifreeze in sealed containers.

4. Salt and de-icing chemicals can irritate a cat's paws and can be toxic if ingested.

5. Free-roaming cats often seek relief from the cold in warm car engines. Before starting your car, bang on the hood or tap your horn to alert any unsuspecting cats.

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Janet    Bethlehem, PA

12/23/2013 4:58:41 AM

thanks for the info

Sarah    Richmond, VA

11/23/2013 11:24:52 AM

I will defininetly keep this in mind.

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

11/12/2013 6:18:06 PM

thanks

Jenna    Freeport, OH

8/24/2013 11:11:51 AM

Thanks

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