Winter weather tips to keep families, pets safe

When winter comes calling, homeowners need to keep everyone – including their pets – safe.

Bring pets inside: Dogs and cats should be kept inside during cold weather months. Wipe their paws and bellies after they’ve been outside, and check for ice accumulation between paw pads.

Clear a path: Your snow thrower is a convenient way to clear your drive and sidewalks.

It also gives your pet a path to their bathroom area.

Ventilate generators: If a winter storm knocks out your power, place your generator outside and away from windows, doors and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.