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Why should you recheck your dog's collar in the winter?

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It’s easier for dogs to get lost in the winter than at other times of the year. Recheck his collar, tag, and chip. If it gets away from you, piles of snow and ice can cover up the familiar scents your dog would normally use to find its way back home. So make sure its collar is secure tag information is up to date and, if it has a microchip, make sure the registration is current.

From: Is Your Dog Ready for Winter? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Cold Weather Safety Tips.”

Jefferson County, CO, Animal Control: “Seasonal Pet Care.”

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Cold Weather Pet Safety.”

The Humane Society: “Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather.”

The Humane Society of Utah: “Cold Weather Care for Dogs.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Cold Weather Safety Tips.”

Jefferson County, CO, Animal Control: “Seasonal Pet Care.”

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Cold Weather Pet Safety.”

The Humane Society: “Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather.”

The Humane Society of Utah: “Cold Weather Care for Dogs.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

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