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SPCA: Tips to protect your pet from freezing temperatures

December 6, 2018 GMT

The SPCA of Wake County is asking pet owners to protect their pets from harsh temperatures this winter.

According to the SPCA, freezing temperatures can pose fatal risks for humans and pets alike.

“A general rule is if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets,” says SPCA of Wake County Staff Veterinarian Dr. Alice Hunsucker.

The SPCA offered the following reminders:

“This isn’t just about us not wanting these animals to be uncomfortable. There are health problems these pets can face when they are left out in these near freezing temperatures. Just like humans, animals can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite or freeze to death. That’s what we don’t want to happen,” added Dr. Hunsucker.