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Posted on 02-06-2017
Brrr. Everyone knows just how cold Alberta can get in the wintertime. Our Edmonton veterinary staff recommends that every pet owner pay a little extra attention to their pets during this time of year to ensure that the cold weather doesn't negatively affect their animal's health, comfort, and safety.
You know how you feel a little stiffer, a little slower moving, and maybe even a little more achy during the cold winter months? Believe it or not, your pets may be feeling the same way! Cold, dry, winter weather can affect your animal in a variety of ways:
The wintertime also comes with other hazards that you need to be aware of, including salt, sand, and de-icing chemicals used on streets and sidewalks. These substances can get stuck in your pet's paws and can be harmful to your animal if ingested.
At Edmonton South Animal Hospital, our veterinary staff is raising awareness this season about cold dangers for your pets at home. If you're a pet owner, please remember to keep your animal companion safe from the cold. If you believe that your pet may be experiencing a cold weather-related emergency, call us right away at (587) 409-5855. You can also call us to request an appointment or to learn more about our comprehensive and cost-effective veterinary services. Led by Dr. Ignacio Tan, our team is proud to be one of Edmonton's finest veterinary clinics, with a high standard of care and accreditation by the prestigious AAHA.
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