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Frostbite in Dogs

A little extra vigilance will help prevent serious injury to your dog Staff Writer

Frostbite occurs when the body is exposed for a sufficient amount of time to below freezing temperatures.  It is important to take both the temperature and the wind chill into account when you venture outside with your dog.  In extreme environments, consider booties and insulated coats to protect your dog. 

Frostbite is most likely to occur at the extremities:  paws, ears and tail.  These areas are farthest away from the heart and are the first to lose heat.  Immersion in water can also aggravate heat loss.  If your dog's extremities feel cold to the touch and appear to be unusually pale (due to lack of blood circulation), he may have frostbite. 

First, get your dog into a warm place and cover him with a blanket.  The body automatically preserves the vital organs by pulling blood from the extremities.  If the central body is warm, blood can again flow to the extremities.  

Second, massage the areas very gently to encourage blood circulation.  You can immerse the paws in a basin of lukewarm water to warm them gently and you should see an improvement within ten minutes.  If the water begins to cool, replace it with more lukewarm water.  Color should begin to return to the skin. The idea is to gently elevate your dog's temperature instead of shocking his system and causing more damage by immersing him in hot water. 

When you are able, take your dog to his veterinarian to see if there is any lasting damage to the affected tissues. 




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