Protecting your pet’s paws from salt and cold weather

Massachusetts

These frigid temperatures can pose a big problem for your pets.

It’s against state law to tie your dog up outside for longer than 15 minutes in cold or snowy weather. Single-digit and sub-zero temperatures are very dangerous for your pets.

However, you can take precautions to protect their paws from the snow, ice and rock salt.

Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society told 22News, “If you have the boots that you can put on the dog’s paws so they can avoid getting the rock salt. Check the dog’s paws when you get back from your walk, remove the snowballs in between their pads, so that it won’t get stuck in there and make them very cold and uncomfortable.”

It’s recommended that you keep your pet indoors as much possible, as temperatures continue to drop.

Dangerously cold: It’s illegal to leave pets outside during weather warnings

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