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Winter chills are creeping into New Mexico, and no one feels those more than animals who are left outside. Dogs in particular are social creatures who enjoy companionship with their human pack. Citizens should assure animals are warm this season by keeping them indoors as much as possible. When it is not possible to keep companion animals inside, Animal Protection of New Mexico strongly encourages people to consider the following:
It’s a common misconception that dogs and cats won’t get cold because of their fur. If you are cold, your companion animal is cold. Most domestic animals are not well equipped for cold weather and can easily be susceptible to frost bite and hypothermia.
Dogs can be particularly vulnerable. Toy breeds and shorthaired dogs do not conserve body heat well and can quickly succumb to hypothermia. Breeds with short hair or fine coats are often victims of frostbite. Elderly dogs and puppies often cannot adequately control body temperatures. Arthritic dogs are much more susceptible in cold weather. The most susceptible areas of the body to frostbite are the tips of ears, scrotum and the tail.
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