Animals get frostbite as well
Frostbite in Dogs from VAC Animal Hospitals
What is frostbite?
Frostbite or congelatio in medical terminology [next step] is the damage that is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. When the environmental temperature drops below 32°F (0°C), blood vessels close to the skin start to narrow or constrict. This constriction of the blood vessels helps to preserve core body temperature by diverting blood toward the core and away from the cooler parts of the body. In extreme cold or when the body is exposed to cold for long periods, this protective mechanism can reduce blood flow in some areas of the body, especially the extremities, to critically low levels. The combination of cold temperature and reduced blood flow can allow the tissues to freeze, causing severe tissue injury. Frostbite is most likely to happen in body parts farthest from the heart and in tissues with a…
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8 thoughts on “Warning: Frostbite in Dogs”
I can’t understand how people are so ignorant that they leave their animals out in the snow. It frankly disgusts me. Wake up animal ‘lovers’! xx
I know just plain unforgivable 😦
the animals should be taken away from them…ech don’t get me started 😦 xx
My words EXACTLY or let me be the one to PUNISH THEM 🙂
It is that time of year for so many of us 🙂
There are people in the world who should never have any type of an animal EVER!!! This story is about those that are disgusting!!!
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