Winter is a great time to spend more time with your pet. Playing in the snow is fun, but be aware that despite their fuzzy coats, pets are prone to frost bite, just like humans. Avoid exposing your pet to below-freezing temperatures for extended periods of time. Signs of frostbite may not appears for days and include discoloration of the skin, coldness or brittleness of the area when touched, pain, swelling, and blisters. The most commonly affected areas are the tail, ears and paws. Start warming your pet up and seek medical attention immediately if your pet has had prolonged exposure to the cold.