Click here to read the Chicago Tribune’s report on winter safety for pets.
The Chicago Tribune wanted to let readers know how to keep their pets safe during winter and Dr. Megan Kaplan was happy to help. She’s a BluePearl veterinarian who is board-certified in emergency and critical care.
Kaplan recommended taking dogs outside for no more than 5 to 10 minutes when the temperature drops below freezing. She also offered tips on how to keep pets safe from chemicals used in wintertime, such as de-icers and antifreeze. The newspaper added:
Kaplan says the No. 1 rule for dog owners is to err on the safe side: “Treat them like a baby or a small child,” she says. “You wouldn’t leave those guys outside unattended.”