Humans are not the only ones affected by frostbite brought on by prolonged exposure to arctic cold weather. Your four-legged furry friends are susceptible as well. As forecast temperatures drop into single digits the next few days, Dr. Jordan Kobilca from the Door County Veterinary Hospital says to use common sense when it comes to letting your dog outside.
Even if your dog has thick fur, they can develop frostbite on the tip of their ears, tail, or toes. Dr. Kobilca recommends checking your dog’s paws and underbelly for ice and any salt chemicals after coming back inside. You can find tips on care for your pet during the winter below.