It's snowing in the Puget Sound area. Please keep your pets indoors during this cold weather to prevent hypothermia. Every winter we have pets brought to us that are suffering from the cold. Young and old pets are particularly vulnerable. Many pet stores carry booties that you can purchase and place on your pet's paws when walking outdoor in the snow. A quick way to warm up your pet is using a hand held hair dryer on a medium setting. You don't want to hold the hair dryer in just one position on your pet. You actively warm multiple areas by moving the hair dryer back and forth. Holding the hair dryer in one position on a pet without moving it could burn your pet. So move it back and forth. If you don't have a hair dryer you can heat up your pet with heated clean dry towels. Place the towels in the dryer for several minutes and then wrap them around your pet. This can be repeated multiple times until your pet's temperature is normal (>100F).