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Watch out for these doggie winter hazards

November 24, 2008


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Mojo is a big cat but a sweetheart, too, his owner says. Mojo belongs to Ashley O'Connor, of Tonganoxie, who submitted the photo.

Pet Post: Winter 2008

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• Cold: Don’t leave your dog outside for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings, and dogs are susceptible to frostbite on their ears, tails and feet.

• Ice and snow: Be extra careful when walking or playing with your dog outside. Your pup could slip or jump in a frozen lake, river or pond and get seriously injured. Snow can muffle scents, and your dog can easily get lost.

• Carbon monoxide: Don’t leave your dog alone in a car. It gets too cold, and carbon monoxide from an engine left running is dangerous.

• Antifreeze: Although it smells and tastes good to your dog, antifreeze is highly poisonous and can be lethal.

Additional tips can be found on the American Kennel Club Web site at


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