The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 15, 1981 · Page 34
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 34

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 15, 1981
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* age 34 The Salina Journal — Sunday, November 15,1981 Keep him comfy. Pets need special attention in winter By GAYLE ROSE Saline County Humane Association As you prepare your house for your cold weather comfort, don't overlook the need to prepare for your pet's winter comfort, too. Some owners are not aware of what a pet needs to cope with our frigid Kansas winters. When a pet remains active under conditions which, for us, would create acute discomfort, owners often assume that the animal is just naturally able to adapt to the cold. "Old Sarge can take the cold; it'll make him healthy and hardy," they say. But can he ... and does it? Successful as a pet's adaptation to the cold may appear to be, prolonged exposure to severe temperature stress breaks down body reserves, leaving the animal less able — not more able — to cope with the cold. Here are some guides for ensuring your pet's winter comfort: • A pet should be either indoors or outdoors most of the time to avoid the stress of frequent and drastic temperature changes. • All cats and most dogs (including small breeds, young, aged, ill or those with thin coats) should be housed only indoors. Limit the pet's outdoor exposure to no longer than you would be comfortable wearing a warm winter coat. • If your pet has • spent the mild weather months outdoors but will return to the hearth for winter, the pet may need retraining for indoor living. Confine the pet to an uncarpeted area until you're sure its housetraining is trustworthy. • Check pets for fleas, also. Outdoor fleas are killed by the frost, but these pests can readily survive winter on an indoor cat or dog. Your dog should be bathed, dipped and thoroughly combed. Cats should be combed and powdered with flea flea products formulated for cats; dog powders or sprays can be poisonous to cats. Also, you may want to use a commercial fogger or call in an exterminator to rid carpets or furniture of fleas. • If your dog's age, breed, health and coat are such that the dog can be comfortably housed outdoors this winter, the dog needs the protection of a dry, windtight and properly-sized doghouse. The house should be no more than a few inches longer and taller than the dog — large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down, but small enough to permit the dog's body heat to warm it. The house should be elevated a few inches from the ground, and its entrance should be faced southward or covered with a canvas flap. Straw or shredded newspapers are good bedding materials; old rugs or towels are poor choices, as they hold moisture and freeze. • Even with the best outdoor housing, dogs and additional protection from bitter cold temperatures. When temperatures drop below 15 degrees, bring your dog into a partially heated area, such as basement or garage, insulating chilly cement floors with a bedding material. • Pets need water daily in winter as in summer, and a pan of frozen water is no better than no water at all. When outdoor water supplies freeze, break up or melt the ice three or four times during the day. • Exercise patterns should continue on schedule during the winter, even though owners may be reluctant to bundle up and take out dogs. It is particularly important to walk dogs that are kept on short chains or in small pens, to make sure that they keep generating body heat. • Outdoor dogs will require additional food to maintain body heat. Indoor pets will require less food if exercise is reduced. If central heating dries out a pet's coat and skin, add a small amount of vegetable oil to its food. • Be sure that your pet's vaccinations are current. Cats are particularly susceptible to respiratory illness during cold weather. • Keep in mind that warm auto engine blocks may attract outdoor cats on cold nights. Before you start your car on a cold morning, smack the hood to scare away any feline occupant. • Kansas statute and Salina ordinance require that owners provide adequate food, potable water and shelter for their pets. Officers at the City Animal Shelter and the County Sheriff's Office will investigate legitimate citizen complaints about animals without proper winter care or protection. £ -ff -tr The Humane Association will distribute straw bedding for dogs Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Mid-State Mall parking lot. Beginning at noon and lasting until the straw runs out, dog owners can pick up between a quarter and a half bale of straw. Owners are asked to bring a box or bag container for the straw. The straw is available at no cost, but donations will be accepted. Pamphlets on winter care of the outdoor dog will also be distributed, and a model doghouse will be displayed and later sold to the highest bidder. The house is insulated and features a hinged roof for ease of cleaning. It is sized for a Brittany Spaniel-sized dog. NOTICE TO ALL TAXPAYERS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1982, YOU MAY SET ASIDE AS MUCH AS $2,000 FROM YOUR INCOME FOR YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT (IRA), AND CLAIM THIS AS A TAX DEDUCTION . . . EVEN IF YOU ALREADY ARE COVERED BY A RETIREMENT PLAN! To learn more about this, and other tax-savings opportunities available to you under the new Federal Tax Law ... and how you can take rewarding steps right now to take advantage of these opportunities . . . call, or send the coupon today! (9 13)-827-^^.6^ Please send me information about the tax breaks available under the new Federal tax law. (PLEASE PRINT) r Widdell &Reed ADDRESS CITY, STATE ZIP WADDELL & REED, INC. 219 S. Santa Fe Salina. 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