Tips For Taking Care of Your Pets During Winter


When the cold temperatures hit, there are some things to keep in mind to better take care of your pets.

President of the Capital Humane Society Bob Downey says if the animal is outside on their own, don't leave them out longer than 5 or 10 minutes. He suggests keeping an eye on them and when they start showing signs of being cold, bring them inside.

It can also be a challenge getting pets the proper exercise when it is cold. Downey recommends taking shorter, frequent walks during winter. However, if you do choose to stay inside, playing games or throwing a ball can help pets stay active.

Downey says it's also important to make sure outdoor pets have proper shelter. The shelter should face south and have flaps to keep wind out.

Pet owners should also make sure their pets have plenty of water during the winter. Bob Downey says animals can get dehydrated just as easy in the winter as they can in heat.

Putting a sweater or boots on your pet can also help them stay warm when they are outside.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 234675541