Taking care of your pets in cold weather

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – If it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pet. Animal experts in Brownsville say the best thing you can do during this cold front is keep your pets indoors. As temperatures remain abnormally cold for the region, pets run the risk of hypothermia or other cold related illnesses. Although it may not be possible to bring in excessively large animals indoors, options are available.

Candace Smith, Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center, “If your pet is not able to be kept indoors, make sure you’re providing it warm dry shelter outside that it can be staying out of the cold. Make sure that the doors and openings are facing away from the wind, so it doesn’t have the wind blowing in on it.”

Smith also says that you take a few seconds to tap on the hood of your car even if you’re not a pet owner. That’s because they worry that stray cats may seek the warmth of vehicle engines.

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