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Weekend Chill Poses Danger for Pets and Animals Outdoors

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The chill heading in for the weekend can be an issue for everything from people to pets.

Extreme cold can have a big impact if you aren't prepared and this weekend overnight lows could reach 10 below with wind chills as low as minus 30.

When temperatures are sitting at an even zero degrees, all it takes is 15 mile per hour winds to drop the feel like temperature to minus 19.

This is where frost bite can occur on exposed skin in just 30 min.

Just because your pets and animals have fur, it doesn't mean they're protected. Ears, noses and paws are all areas sensitive to the cold and can freeze quickly.

The Humane Society says horses in particular need an almost unlimited supply of food and shelter from extreme cold to stay warm. Other pets should be kept warm and indoors.

A good rule of thumb is that if you can't take the cold, nether can your pets without the proper protection.

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