Where to Look for Dog Frostbite

Dr. Jennifer Miller, DVM, advises checking frostbite in places far from the heart. This includes ears, tail, paws, and nose. 

In cold weather, your dog's paws are the most susceptible to frostbite, which can occur quickly if they touch the snow. 

 If it's cold and windy, it may be minutes. Feel your dog's paws for coldness and blisters or blue-grey hue.

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The tip of a dog's nose will often become discolored with frostbite. Animal Emergency Care also mentioned that you may notice ice crystals beginning to form around your dog's nose.

The ear tips may feel brittle first.

Check your dog's tail tip for cold or stiffness. It reads, "If cold exposure continues, body parts such as the tail tip may freeze and die, and may even fall off." We must prevent that!

These dogs are extremely loving and devoted; they like children in particular and can't wait to be by their side at all times.  

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