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How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

A common misconception is that dogs and cats are more resistant to cold weather than humans because of their fur, but the risks to animals can be greater during a cold snap than during extreme heat.
A man walks his dog during a snowstorm last February in Philadelphia. Source: Jessica Kourkounis

Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold snap.

With record low temperatures across the nation, and the East Coast preparing for a winter storm this week that forecasters are calling a "bomb cyclone," to cold weather than humans because of their fur, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

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