As the temperatures in Memphis feel a bit more like winter, it is important to keep in mind some dangers that ice melts can pose to your pet. Here are a few preventative tips to keep your loved one safe:
-Outfit your pet with socks or boots. Any ice melt picked up outside can simply be washed off in the laundry.
-If your frisky feline is used to roaming outdoors, be sure to wash and dry his or her paws after every excursion. This will mitigate any potential damage to the paw pads themselves and reduce the risk of exposure when self-grooming.
-Clip the hair growing between the paw pads to keep ice melt from adhering to packed-on snow.
-Carefully monitor your pet’s water intake following any time outdoors. A pet who is sufficiently hydrated does not suffer the same level of harm if ice melt is ingested.
If your pet does ingests this harmful substance, call Memphis Animal Emergency, or visit us on Central Ave. We will be there ofr your pet after hours and on weekends