In spite of the mild temperatures, winter weather is just around the corner. Outside pets need extra care during cold weather. When the temperature drops below freezing make sure your pet has adequate protection from the environment such as, an insulated house or house packed with blankets or straw.

Outdoor animals will need fifty percent more calories to maintain their normal body condition. Be sure that your pet is free of intestinal parasites as they can use valuable nutrients intended for your pet.

Fresh water must be kept available at all times. Ice in the water or licking or eating snow can decrease your pets’ body temperature. A decrease in body temperature requires extra work by the body to maintain a normal body temperature.

For additional information on cold weather winter care of your pets, call our office at (785) 267-0506 or contact us.