Winter weather also means it's important to take a few simple steps to protect your family pet. One basic rule of thumb is this: If it's way too cold for you to be outside, it's too cold for your pet. When you do take walks, make them short and brisk; if there's any moment your dog is shivering, it's time to bring them home. And always wipe their paws down after a walk to remove any road salt, chemicals and grit off of them. Failure to do so can lead to red, sore and cracked paws.
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