Humane Society of Missouri Urging Pet Owners to Bring Pets Inside

"If it's under 35, bring Rover inside"

Brett Blume
January 18, 2019 - 11:05 am
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The Humane Society of Missouri is out with tips to help your frigid, furry, four-legged pals make it through a St. Louis winter.

Dr. Kelly Ryan says one thing to keep in mind is if it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet. In fact, she has a saying: "If it's under 35 (degrees), bring Rover inside."

She says another good idea is to accessorize for the cold, like a sweater if your pet will let you. 

"Some dogs will tolerate boots. Boots really can be an asset to not only help keep feet warmer, but also prevent buildup of ice balls in their fur and on their feet."

While a lot of dogs can do well outdoors, even in colder temperatures, Dr. Ryan says this weekend's frigid temperatures are dangerous even for the heartiest of dogs.