Winter Dangers for Dogs

CBW Dog Blog

puddle of antifreezeIn the fall, ignorance is bliss…but the cold harsh reality is that soon “cold” and “harsh” will be our reality, our winter reality.

While we’re busy checking our furnaces and trying on our boots it’s important to remember that even our furry four legged family members need winter care.

Aside from the bitter cold there are other winter dangers to consider if you have a pet:

  • Antifreeze-Antifreeze is deadly to animals so be mindful of where you’re walking and watch for puddles. Antifreeze is often spilled and puddles on the ground, which draws dogs to lick it.
  • Rock salt-a necessary evil for Michigan winters, rock salt helps us battle the ice, but the coarse crystals can cause cuts in the pads of your dogs feet or nestle in between their pads with those dangerous contents. While pet safe salt is available (it comes in small round balls as…

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