NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) — As temperatures continue to freeze in the tri-state area, veterinarians are reminding owners to consider their pets.
Veterinarians warn that all pets are encouraged to be brought inside when temperatures drop below 40. Bad weather and snow can leave roads and sidewalks covered in salt and other chemicals that can be dangerous to pets.
For dogs that don’t wear shoes, owners can rub petroleum jelly into their paws before walking to protect them.
Another potential hazard is antifreeze, it can leak or spill and its sweet taste makes it very appealing to pets. Veterinarians say if a pet ingests antifreeze, take it to the vet immediately.
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