CBS Detroit

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Baby, it’s not just cold outside, it’s downright frigid. And if it’s too cold for you to spend an extended period of time outside, it’s also too cold for dogs and cats.

As temperatures dropped below the freezing mark, the Michigan Humane Society and Detroit Dog Rescue reminded Detroit dog owners it’s their responsibility to ensure their pets are safe and comfortable.

Extreme cold temperatures can be very dangerous for dogs outside. Don’t believe the old adage about dogs being protected by fur coats in any weather — because their paws aren’t protected, nor are their thin-skinned underbellies.

If your dog is an outside pet, the position of the dog house is important. If possible, it should be up against the home with the opening of the dog house facing away from the wind. There should also be a lot of insulation — you want to put…

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