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Keeping Fido safe in inclement weather


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Isabelle enjoys playing in the snow like most dogs, but when temperatures drop and weather gets bad, owners must take precautions to keep their four-legged friends safe.

Having a pet is a commitment that extends beyond basic needs and rules of animal welfare. One of those commitments is knowing the needs of our four legged friends, and how to keep them safe and warm in the winter months.

Winter in Nebraska can get rather cold, with the average high reaching 34 degrees, and lows dipping into the negatives. The cold can take its toll on all the state's residents, even ones that come with a fur coat.

Jennifer Elliott, doctor of veterinary medicine at the Creekside Animal Hospital in Sidney said the cold can have many effects on your pet.

"Cold temperatures hav...

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