Protecting Pets During the Cold Winter Months

The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center reminds owners to take precautions to protect their pets during the cold winter months. Pets that are left outside year round is not ideal, but if they are you should be providing them with a shelter that is insulated. The Animal Control Division suggests providing them with straw. It repels moisture and provides the warmth animals need in harsh temperatures. Giving the animal a diet higher in proteing and fat will also help pets stay warm in colder temperatures. And always provide pets with drinkable water, it is critical to an animal's health. This week's adoptable pet is Molly, a 10-month old female cat. For more information about keeping your pets safe in extreme weather or how to adopt Molly follow the link to the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center. Or contact the shelter at (248) 858-1070. You can also visit the shelter at 1200 North Telegraph, Building 42 East in Pontiac.