Preventing Hypothermia in Pets Year-Round

Keeping your pet warm and dry during the winter is an obvious priority, but as daytime temps increase, it can become less of a worry. This makes sense, but as winter gives way to spring, we must anticipate a few more frosts and cold snaps. To be sure, significant dips in nighttime temperatures can present unique challenges to your pet. Recognizing the various symptoms of hypothermia in pets can help, and preventing this dangerous medical condition is vital to your pet’s health.

What is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia occurs when a pet cannot sustain normal body temperature. The capabilities of the central nervous system become compromised, and blood flow, breathing, and consciousness become impaired. There are three phases: