How Cold Weather Affects Pets


Prolonged exposure to cold can cause a dangerous drop in your pet's body temperature. Know the signs.


Ears, tails, paws, and noses are prone to frostbite in frigid weather. Limit time outside and bundle up.  

Dry Skin

Heaters sap moisture from the air and irritate pets' skin. Groom and hydrate regularly.

Arthritis Pain 

The cold makes arthritis and joint pain worse in pets. Keep them warm and discuss medication.


Shorter days can trigger lethargy and depression. Keep pets active with toys and exercise.

Weight Gain

Pets become less active in winter and require fewer calories. Adjust diet to prevent obesity.

Houseplant Risk

Verify houseplants are pet-safe as many common types are toxic if ingested.

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