With highs expected in just the single digits today, vets are reminding pet owners to take some extra precautions in caring for their animals.
As the coldest days of winter are upon us, veterinarians recommend taking certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn’t suffer from cold-temperature related injuries. Dr. Annie Wright, a board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine with BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Minnesota, offered this advice: “Your family veterinarian is the first line of defense when an emergency occurs,” said Wright. "Keep contact information readily available at home and on your cell phone contacts list. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency and taking your pet to your family veterinarian isn’t practical, doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are always standing by to help."