With temperatures dipping low and snow looking like it's sticking around, it's important to remember your pet's safety. If it's too cold for you then it's too cold for your pet.

"Legs, ears, tails are the most prone to frostbite," says Pam Arndt-Schick, President of the Weyburn Humane Society. "You can't do too much about covering up these areas, except maybe shorten your walk, put a sweater on your pet, and even booties, if they allow you to do so, really be careful with the dog's paws."

Arndt-Schick adds to never leave your pets in the vehicle alone as vehicles hold the cold similar to fridges and pets can easily freeze to death.

Keeping pets away from bodies of water is also adviced as thin ice can become dangerous.

"Be cautious of deicer, as not all of the deicer on sidewalks and roads are pet-friendly, so if dogs lick their paws they could become sick," says Arndt-Schick. "If your dog has been outside, just give them a quick wipe when they come in, or you can also purchase dog-friendly, paw friendly, deicer."

Remember to keep pets on leashes so they don't get hit by vehicles or snow ploughs. Dogs also lose their scent easily in cold weather and can become lost easily.

Never leave animals outside of the Humane Society, if you call the local number it will be forwarded to the on-call worker. You can also call the Weyburn Police Service if an animal needs to be dropped off.

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