Posts tagged: dog

Cold weather can be dangerous for dogs (and your cats too)

We have posted about the dangers of heat on dogs, but what about cold weather? Here are some common sense tips to keep your dog, or other animals safe. For the entire web article, go

Outdoor Housing

Q: My dog lives outside most of the time. I’ve been told that dogs can stay warm easier than people. Is that true? Do I need to do anything special to make him comfortable in the winter?

A: Although dogs do maintain a normal body temperature that’s a couple of degrees higher than a human’s temperature, we still have to give them some help to stay warm in cold weather.

Start with a small, cozy, insulated dog house. Bigger is not better! The house needs to be small to trap and hold your dog’s body heat which will help keep him warm through the night. It should be just large enough for your dog to stand up, turn around and lie down in comfortably. The house can be homemade but new

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Heat to reach 100’s this week.

With heat pushing 100+ this week, don’t leave your dog locked In your car. Even with four windows cracked, and an outside temperature of 82 degrees, the temperature inside of your car is 109. So, is it really that important to take Fido to the store? For more go to
The same also applies to those that want to leave the kids in the car as well. Or even completely forgetting about them being strapped to the car seat.
Check on elderly and infirm neighbors and relatives.



This is Ciko (Cee-co), a 15 month old German Shepard. Ofc. T. Gannon is currently being trained as the CPDs 2nd K9 officer. In 6 weeks they will be on the street.


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