Vet: If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet

Posted at 6:08 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 18:08:11-05

CINCINNATI -- If it's too cold for you to be outside, it's probably too cold for your pet, also.

Dr. Marlo Anderson, the medical director at the Care Center in Sycamore Township, said it's important to take care of pets this time of year.

"It's extremely cold outside, and even though most of your pets are covered in fur, they have areas that are not," Anderson said.

Marlo said it's important to not keep pets outside for too long, and to cover them up.

Her office also receives calls about pets who have eaten chemicals used in the cold, like anti-freeze and salt. She said it's best to keep those out of reach.

"All those can be very toxic to pets, both cats and dogs," Marlo said.

Anyone who sees any stray animals outside in these cold temperatures should call their local animal control or SPCA, she said.