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A Cold Weather Message from the AVMA

A Cold Weather Message from the AVMA: Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and cats are resistant than people to cold weather because of their fur, but it’s untrue. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing weather.
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Know Your Pet's Cold Weather Limits

Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their
coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s
tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. You will probably need to
shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather to protect you both from
weather-associated health risks. Arthritic and elderly pets may have more
difficulty walking on snow and ice and may be more prone to slipping and
falling. Long-haired or thick-coated dogs tend to be more cold-tolerant, but are

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Pets and Ebola

At this time, the CDC states that there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread the virus to people or animals. Even in areas of Africa where Ebola is present, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with the virus.

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Even Your Pet Needs to Eat Right

Even Your Pet Needs to Eat Right, By Alex Chang
Your dog may adore just about anything you are willing to share, and your kitty probably loves a lot of the same foods you do -- but is it good nutrition? Pet nutrition needs are not the same as ours, but many owners of pets are clueless about what they are exactly.

Some facts:
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Native Dog Breeds of Ireland

Native Dog Breeds of Ireland

Over the centuries Ireland has bred and developed dogs with characteristics and physical structure to serve them in their everyday life.

From the obviously named Wolfhounds and pack Beagles, the Setting and Retrieving gun-dogs to the terriers used for vermin control and herding, all of them are recognised internationally as the breeds of dogs whose origins are uniquely Irish.

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Snow Safety Tip for Dogs in Frisco

Avoid letting your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm, dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags.

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