- Have fresh, clean water available at all times. Be sure that water is kept in a plastic bowl, not metal. Check it frequently, to prevent freezing.
- Provide aboveground shelter from the cold. Even for animals who prefer to be outside in colder temperatures, elevated shelter should be available, to protect from drafts and freezing ground temperatures.
- Give extra food to your outdoor animals. The added calories will help provide additional body fat, to ward off hypothermia.
- Frequently check your pets’ paws for frostbite damage. Be sure to remove de-icer and salt from their paws, before the animals can lick them off.
- Keep pets away from antifreeze. The sweet smell of antifreeze attracts pets and can be deadly.