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Protecting pets in cold temperatures

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Don't forget about your pets during the cold days ahead! Don't forget about your pets during the cold days ahead!

The cold weather is here, which means protecting ourselves with winter garb.

Now, veterinarians and pet shelters are reminding animal owners it's important to protect our pets from the frigid temperatures.

If you are bringing your pet outside, experts told us it's important to keep them active.

Keep them occupied with a toy, get a game of fetch going, or even just make sure they're keeping a good pace walking.

When it comes to dog houses, remembering to winterize them during the cold temperatures is crucial for your pet's safety.

"If the animal is outside, we highly recommend they have proper shelter and just a dog house is not adequate they do need bedding inside that dog house if there's wind and a wind chill factor to be concerned about you need to have a wind flap on that dog house as well," says Nicole Montano SCRAPS Field Operations Manager.

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