This wonderful opportunity just out from the ASPCA and Morton Salt. I would like to add that people often forget that cold surfaces can hurt the pads of your dog and cat’s feet. Besides a coat, many dogs need to wear foot protection. This is especially true of the smaller breeds and those dogs who do not have a lot of fur between their toes.
Now through the end of Jan. 31, 2012, Morton Salt will donate $1 to the ASPCA for anyone who “likes” its facebook page. The goal is to reach $55,000 by “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day” on Dec. 22, 2011.
Low awareness of household hazards and prevention measures drive too many pet injuries and fatalities during the winter. Here are a few quick ASPCA* guidelines for winter pet safety:
- Keep anti-freeze high on shelves in sealed containers and quickly cleaning any spills/leakage.
- Limit outdoor time for pets when temperatures drop below freezing.
- Use pet-friendly (salt free and chloride free) ice melters such as Morton® Safe-T-Pet®.
- Check warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold.
- Keep pets on a leash, especially dogs, which can become disoriented or lost when once familiar surroundings are covered in ice and snow; and
- Make sure pets are wearing identification tags and proper outerwear as needed.
More about the ASPCA
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c]  not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.
More about Morton and Safe-T-Pet®
A company with roots that date back to 1848, Morton has established itself as America’s trusted authority on salt based on consistent excellence and an evolving product line that continues to pass the test of time. Morton® Safe-T-Pet® ice melt continues this tradition. Developed with veterinarian support to be safer for your furry friends, Safe-T-Pet has a completely salt and chloride free formula which is less irritating and safer for pets’ paws and stomachs, people, and plants, as well as paved surfaces, than plain salt. Morton Safe-T-Pet is value priced and can be purchased online or at major national retailers. For more information visit www.mortonmelters.com or www.facebook.com/MortonSalt.