The BC SPCA is reminding pet owners to keep their animals safe and warm during Metro Vancouver’s current cold snap.
On its website, the BC SPCA advises dog owners to be aware of salt or sand being used on sidewalks and streets as these materials can get stuck between paw pads and toes during walks.
“You don’t want your pet licking or ingesting those materials during or post-walk,” says the BC SPCA.
As well, owners should dry their pet’s paws after being outside and clean between toes and pads.
To keep your pooch warm, consider a dog jacket or even shoes or booties to help protect paws.
The SPCA is also strongly urging pet owners to keep their animals inside during the cold snap and ensure drinking water does not get frozen over.
A full list of the BC SPCA’s cold weather safety tips can be found online.
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