HORRY COUNTY, SC
(WMBF) – Remember to keep your pets safe during this winter storm!
The American Red Cross
has prepared the following winter weather tips and reminders for you and your
Winter weather can be hard on all of us. It can be particularly
difficult on our pets that rely on us for their well being, especially for
outdoor dogs and cats. To help keep your entire family safe and warm, the
American Red Cross has winter safety reminders for both you and your pets.
Pet Safety in the
If possible, bring your pets inside during cold winter weather.
Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure they have
access to non-frozen drinking water.
If the animals are outside, make sure their access to food and
water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.
The following tips on
winter pet safety are provided by the Humane Society of the United States:
If pets cannot come indoors, make sure they are protected by a
dry, draft-free enclosure large enough to allow them to sit and lie down, but
small enough to hold in the pet's body heat. Raise the floor a few inches off
the ground and cover it with cedar shavings or straw. Turn the enclosure away
from the wind and cover the doorway with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.
Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate
a pet's paws. Wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and
irritates their mouth.
Antifreeze is a deadly poison. Wipe up spills and store
antifreeze out of reach.
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