Do you know how cold is too cold for your pet? As a general rule, if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them! Temperatures below…
Do you know how cold is too cold for your pet? As a general rule, if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them!
Temperatures below 45°F can be risky for pets, especially for small breeds, young animals, seniors, and indoor pets not acclimated to the cold. Temperatures below 35°F are considered unsafe for nearly all pets for prolonged periods. While this can vary depending on the size, breed, and coat of your pet, it’s always best to err on the side of caution.
Don’t leave your pet outside for extended periods in cold temperatures, especially in wet weather such as fog or rain. If this isn’t an option, be sure they always have access to somewhere warm and dry and consider protective clothing for your pet.
It’s also important to know the signs of overexposure to the cold such as whimpering, limping, anxiety, shivering, and lethargy. Be sure to bring your pet inside immediately if you see any of these signs and evaluate if they need medical attention.
Bring them in and keep them warm this winter, and share to help save other pets from the cold temperatures!
Clovis Animal Services – (559) 324-2450