A.P.A.W. wants to remind you about the seasonal hazards to your pet. Snow and salt should be removed from your pets paws immediately. Frostbitten skin is red or gray and may slough. Apply warm, moist towels to thaw out frostbitten areas slowly until the skin appears flushed. Contact your veterinarian as soon as possible for further care. Snow removal products should be stored out of the reach of pets and small children as their toxicity varies considerably.
The sweet taste of antifreeze is appealing to dogs and cats so make sure to wipe up spills or puddles and keep this toxic substance away from your pet. Drowsiness, lethargy and depression are the signs of antifreeze poisoning. If you suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze call us right away.
Local Adoption Agencies
Prince George’s County SPCA
Washington Animal Rescue League
Washington Humane Society
Greenbelt Animal Control
Pet Rescue of Maryland
Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center
Anne Arundel County Pet Adoption
Pet Loss Information
Maryland Pet Loss Resources
Tufts University offers a grief support hotline and other information regarding the loss of a pet.
The University of Illinois Grief Support Hotline offers a grief support hotline and other information regarding the loss of a pet.