No matter what location one is in when it comes to winter, proper protection from the cold is very important. It can mean life or death for pets!
Even though Mississippi tends to have many months of warm temps, it can also get quite cold.
•Listen to weather forecasts.
•Check your emergency supplies.
•Have your chimney or flue inspected each year.
•Install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. Test the batteries each month, and replace them twice a year.
•Weatherproof your home.
•Bring your pets indoors during the winter.
Keep your pets warm during a cold snap!
For more on all the above, plus tips on extreme heat, go to CDC.