If at all possible, dogs and cats should be brought into a home or other warm dry place during weather like this.
But if that’s not feasible, veterinarian Sherry Billett of Peninsula Veterinary Service says there are basic needs that must be handled. Pets need fresh water and more food in cold weather.
Billett says just like in people, the extremities of small animals are most in danger of frostbite.
Billett says hypothermia can be deadly to pets if not handled properly and immediately by a veterinarian.