Despite having furry coats, animals can suffer from frostbite. The vulnerable areas of their bodies are their paws, nose and ears. The color of frostbitten skin may change to reddish, white or gray and the skin’s surface may become scaly or sloughing. To treat frostbite, owners are advised to immediately remove all snow and ice from the pet’s coat and paws and then bring the pet into a warm room. The frostbitten areas must be thawed slowly by applying warm moist towels that are changed frequently. This procedure should be continued until the affected areas become flushed and then a veterinarian must be immediately contacted for the pet to be examined.