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Offline Dianna

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Frostbite in Pets?
« on: Feb 12, 2010, 05:38:40 PM »
With the rare snow we are getting, I am finding out that I have a question that I never had to worry about before. :ScratchHead: Angel has been playing a little on the deck where it has accumulated about an inch and I am wondering if she could get frostbite on her paws since she doesn't have any boots to put on. Could any other body parts on her get frostbitten? Is it possible? Should I keep her in out of the snow, period?
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2010, 05:50:24 PM »
I'm sure she could get frostbite if she stood in one place too long. Somehow, I don't think Your Angel will do that.  hysteria
I don't thiink you need to keep her out of the snow all together - she does need to go out to do her business - but I wouldn't leave her to play in it for long periods, not only due to the snow but its downright cold out there and she hasn't much of a coat.
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2010, 05:50:57 PM »
Yes, they can get frost bite but most of the time you do not have to worry about it, Dianna. She will come in long before she allows herself to get that far. You mostly only have to worry if you do not give your pets options like out hiking and they can't get in to warm up. But it is nice of you to worry about her little feet.
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2010, 06:00:54 PM »
Thanks, Ladies. I have never had to worry about it before so never thought to ask the question. I can't have anything happen to my little Angel that can be prevented on my part. I would never forgive myself... :)
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 2010, 07:34:17 PM »
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She is just like a child wanting to run in and out all the time. :giggle: I'm scared to leave her out for too long...

She loves her ball... :grinnnn:
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2010, 07:34:45 PM »
I am soooo jealous!

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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2010, 07:40:07 PM »
I would give all this snow to you if I could, Triss. :grinnnn: I don't like cold and seeing snow makes me even colder... :freezin:
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2010, 08:31:34 PM »
Thank you for the pics, Dianna. Angel is having a ball with her ball and with the snow. Really if you think about it, it is nice she doesn't mind it out there. Or you would be steam cleaning for weeks to come......
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2010, 08:37:55 PM »
Yes, Tina is right. I have that problem with my dogs and rain. Don't know about snow, they've never seen it.
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2010, 09:43:46 PM »
I let her out to potty in her yard a bit ago. She wasn't too crazy about having to squat and the snow touching her bottom... :giggle:

If she wants to play out there in the morning, I will make her wear her sweater...
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2010, 09:51:43 PM »
that is too cute dianna.  my outside cat is not amused.
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Re: Frostbite in Pets?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 04, 2010, 01:42:23 PM »
ToDeTa doesn't like to get her feet wet either.  We have to carry her and sit her down for her to go outside if it's cold or wet.

 

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