Cold Weather Dangerous For Pets

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 17:06:09-05

Animal shelters are urging pet owners not to leave their dogs outside when the temperature dips.

Officials say even though dogs have fur and padded feet, they get cold and can get frost bite very quickly in the winter months.

If they must be outside, they need adequate shelter, food and water, it's the law.

Another reminder that when it is cold, cats will climb into the engines of cars to stay warm.

Vets recommend tapping on the hood of your car or blowing your horn before starting the vehicle.