Cold-weather tips to keep C.O. pets safe, happy

Best to keep them inside, HSCO says

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 1:28 PM PST December 17, 2012    UPDATED: 1:29 PM PST December 17, 2012 
Dog with frozen water bowl
BEND, Ore. -

As snow, wind and freezing temperatures hit Central Oregon, the Humane Society of Central Oregon would like to remind people to provide extra care for their pets.

-Provide a dry, elevated dog house with clean dry bedding and a flap over the opening to

                keep drafts out. Heated pet beds are available.

        -Make sure the water bowl does not freeze. Heated water bowls are available.

                -Outdoor pets need more calories to produce body heat.

                -Make sure your horse has clean, dry bedding.  Moist bedding can cause foot infection.

                -Make sure water in trough does not freeze.   

                -Have hooves checked and prepared for winter.


Protect your pets with preventative care.  For more information call the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 541 382-3537 or visit