Pets need special care as cold snap hits

HSCO offers tips, urges keeping pets inside

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 12:57 PM PST December 5, 2013 
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BEND, Ore. -

As frigid, below-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