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Protect your pets in winter weather

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The Vanderburgh Humane Society wants to share some winter safety tips for your pets. 

The best way to protect them is to keep them indoors. If that's not possible, remember outdoor animals need more calories to help produce body heat. Indoor pets needs less food to avoid gaining weight during the less active winter months. 

If you leave your pets in the garage, beware of antifreeze. The sweet taste attracts animals and can even be lethal, so rinse off garage floors with water if any is spilled.

Also, wipe off your pets feet when they come in from outside. Some chemicals used to melt ice can irritate paws. You can put Vaseline on their pads before going out to protect them. 

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