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Steve Dale
Remember these winter safety tips for pets

The weather outside may be frightful, so here are some tips for keeping your pets safe in the snow and cold: If it's chilly enough outside, our pets are as susceptible to frostbite as we are, especially on their paw pads and the tips of their tails and ears. Booties can help, and they also "prevent those ice balls from forming in the paw pads, which stings dogs," says Dr. Mark Russak, past president of the American Animal Hospital Association. "Street salt can be irritating," adds Russak, of Berlin, CT. "It can hurt to walk on, especially when it's very cold. Also, when dogs come back in the house and lick the salt off their pads, they can get an upset...