Pets suffer in cold weather

Proper sheltering and bedding for outdoor dogs is critical in cold weather

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:31:04 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 06:31:57 AM EST

Detroit Dog Rescue had a crew out in the 2 degree weather Tuesday morning, looking for animals who were orphaned or left outside by their owners. On Local 4 News Morning they shared their advice for caring for pets in cold weather.

 Doggie Fitness During Extreme Cold Weather – Some people take their dogs out for a walk or a run during this weather. Here’s how Detroit Dog Rescue recommends you keep your dog safe and warm outdoors:

 Food Nutrition - dogs that spend most of their time outdoors may need more calories to maintain their energy in cold weather

Shelter - A key message for DDR is its Dog Days of Winter campaign that works to educate dog owners on the importance of proper sheltering and bedding for outdoor dogs

Pet Safety & Winter Hazards - beyond cold weather winter time can also provide other hazards to dogs.