Tips to keep animals safe in the cold Minnesota winters

January 4, 2018

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Outdoor pets need a shelter to protect them from the cold Minnesota winds and extra calories to fight the negative temperatures.

By Shelly Finzen

Minnesota winters can be tough on everyone, es­pecially our furry friends. Keeping pets healthy and safe is already a big un­dertaking, but adding ex­tremely cold temperatures to the mix adds a new chal­lenge to the task. Here are some tips for keeping your pets healthy, warm, and safe this winter.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cru­elty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests that indoor-pet owners keep their homes humidified to prevent itchy, dry skin. Their tip is probably just as beneficial for the pet owner, as well…

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