Protecting pets in wicked winter weather

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Temperatures struggled to make it above zero on Tuesday. The weather is taking a toll on man and man's best friend.

Dr. Jeff Peacock of Crossroads Animal Hospital has been taking care of animals for more than 45 years. "The very, very old are much more susceptible to frostbite," said Peacock. Puppies are also more susceptible to the cold, added Peacock.

Pay attention to your animal's behavior and limiting time outside are crucial. "We have little boots for walks outside, sweaters and jackets when it's wintertime, " said pet parent Dan Berg.

Much like people, some dogs like the cold and snow while others don't handle it as well.

Experts said the bottom line is pay attention to your animals in these frigid temperatures.




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