Frostbite a Real Concern for Pets

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Frostbite a Real Concern for Pets

Post by GalindoP » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:39 am

Media Release: Contact Peggy Bender, Community Relations & Education Specialist, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control 427-5508

City of Fort Wayne – The Animal Care & Control Department urges pet owners to limit time outside for dogs and to keep cats strictly inside the home during these extreme cold temperatures. Animals are susceptible to frostbite, which occurs when a part of the body freezes from exposure to the cold. It often accompanies hypothermia. Frostbite tends to involve the tail, ear tips, pads of the feet, and scrotum. These parts are the most exposed and least protected by fur. As circulation returns, the animal experiences pain. The tissue becomes red and swollen and may result in the tissue separating from the animal.

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