December is here, and with it we already have some unusually cold days. How cold is too cold for your pet? If the temperature is at or below freezing, be sure to bring pets indoors. Cats can be let out for short periods but should come in after a couple hours at most. Dogs can go for walks and play time, but put a jacket or sweater on them if they have very short fur, have been clipped down (for surgery or routine grooming), or have very lean bodies – like Greyhounds. Consider covering the pet if the weather is wet, too; damp fur is going to get colder, faster. Don't let pets swim when it's very cold out either. If they get soaked in a local pond or stream, dry them off as soon as you can. The salt put on roads and sidewalks is not poisonous, but can be irritating to the feet. Wipe them off with a damp cloth when you get home if you see salt on the pads. Car anti-freeze IS very toxic, so don't let pets anywhere near this and clean up spills or leaks immediately!