Protect Your Pets from the Cold
In fact, it’s the law in Montgomery County.
According to the Montgomery County Police Department, Section II-C of the regulation states that “a person must not tether a dog under circumstances that endanger its health, safety, or well-being including: unattended tethering of a dog during a weather emergency.”
During these frigid temperatures, Animal Services officers are reminding residents to be particularly careful with pets.
Tips from veterinarians for cold weather care of a dog, include:
• Provide a heated bed and shelter for dogs which cannot come indoors.
• Avoid letting your dog eat snow – keep fresh room temperature water available at all times.
• Keep food and water in a place where it will not freeze – preferably inside.
• A dog’s ears and tail are susceptible to frostbite; check them after a dog has been outside for a long period of time.
• A dog licking the salt off the bottom of his paws can make him sick, so wipe his paws after he walks through a salted area.
Due to severe weather, Montgomery County residents are required to bring in pets or to properly provide shelter http://t.co/hhxHAypL5j
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) January 8, 2015