Home » Jackson Hole »Lincoln County »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Teton Valley »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Bitter Cold Bad For Pets

cold pet

Jackson Hole has experienced significantly sub-zero temperatures over the past couple days.  While that has been unpleasant for area residents, it is much more of a concern for our domestic animals.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says it is advisable to give special consideration to pets.  Ochs says while they can withstand a lot more than we can due to their fur coats, there is a temperature where no matter how much fur you’ve got it is a dangerous situation.  Consequently, he says, you have to be really mindful of those issues. Ochs reminds those driving area roads in this weather – particularly if they are commuting to Alpine or Teton Valley – they should have their cars provisioned with emergency supplies in case they become stranded.  However, Ochs says, don’t forget whatever pets may be traveling with you.  He says be sure you have water and provisions for them as well – including jackets for dogs and possibly mittens for their feet in the event they will have to walk a ways in the cold and snow. Ochs also suggests having arrangements with a neighbor in the event a pet needs to be looked after or taken in during the cold snap.  Ranchers too, he says need to give their livestock special consideration in the cold with a water supply that is not frozen and possible some additional shelter.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin