Keeping Pets Safe in Snow

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

HARRISONBURG -- When several inches of snow are expected on the ground, veterinarians are most concerned about pets' paws.

Krista Paugh at Ashby Animal Clinic recommended putting some kind of booties on their feet to protect their paws from the salt.

"Indoor pets aren't as used to being in the cold weather, so we need to make sure they come inside, dry them off really good. Watch for wet feet on hardwood floors. Don't want any slips or falls. And if they get salt on their feet from sidewalks, you need to make sure you rinse it off. Licking the salt can be harmful," she said.

Paugh wanted to remind everyone to use a salt that is safe for pets if you have to use it at all.

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