As temperatures drop this week, a cold wind chill can take its toll on our furry friends.
A very cold temperature system will be pushing into the Tristate area this week, bringing subfreezing conditions that will stick around.
With winds gusting over 20 mph, it could bring wind chills in the single digits for the night and early morning hours.
Humans and pets must be protected from these cold temperatures.
Be sure to schedule time outside for pets because they get cold just like humans.
Protect their paws by wearing boots, minimize their time on frozen floors to prevent frostbite and burns, and keep them away from salt that can be dangerous to their paws.
Also, check under cars as many animals seek shelter under cars for protection from the cold weather.