Fort Myers has experienced some cold weather and continues to have it when least expected. Snow and ice has even been known to cover the ground as well.
Look up Record Cold Temperatures for a reminder of how cold it can really get it!
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 Florida tends to have many months of warm temps, it can also get quite cold. It only takes one time, one night, one incident that a pet is affected by extreme cold.
Pet owners should not take it for granted that their pets are warm, especially if they live outside.
•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.