Freezing temperatures are sweeping across much of the United States with Nebraska seeing below-zero temperatures. And while many are thinking about the things to keep their cars running or the number of layers needed to stay warm outdoors, they may be forgetting their furry friends.
The ASPCA is urging pet owners to take extra precautions during these cold, snowy stretches to keep their pets safe.
The group is urging pet owners to develop an emergency plan that accounts for the safety of their animals, to stay up to date on community storm warnings, and to check with the local emergency management office for important information.
They also offer the following tips to keep pets safe during extreme winter weather
The ASPCA also offered tips to keep pets from becoming too bored from the extra indoor time. They suggest giving your pet a toy stuffed with food and keep toys on a rotation so they feel new again after each swap.
Dogs and cats can also get some exercise indoors through play or by running up and down stairs, though caution should be used to avoid injury.