With temperatures getting lower, don’t forget about your furry friends. Even in the winter months, there are risks and dangers of leaving a pet unattended, in a vehicle or outside. Pets are a part of the family and that’s what London’s Neighborhood Pet Clinic believes their “Be Pet Aware” program reminds owners of. Director of Health Services, Alec Martin explains why they started the initiative.
“The plan was to put these logos in the parking lot, to remind people not to leave your pet unattended. The best advice we give is to leave your pet at home and not bring them everywhere.”
“We’re seeing more and more people all the time putting boots on their pets and putting coats on their pets. The most vulnerable parts of a pet are usually the feet, ears and tail. The extremities are all very susceptible to frostbite.”
“People really, seriously underestimate the stress and the risk for the animal’s lively hood. Pet’s are family and the more voices that are singing the same song the more likely it will start to sink in.”