MISSOURI — Extremely cold, frigid temperatures have set in across Missouri – and according to the forecast, it looks like they’re here to stay for the next couple of days. That means everyone is trying to stay warm, but what about our pets?

KMZU’s Brian Lock was able to chat with Dr. Travis Arndt, Director of the Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, who said that if the thermometer falls below 25 degrees, we need to take extra care of our furry family members.

Click below to hear their conversation, which aired Tuesday on KMZU.


Dr. Ardnt warned that when temperatures outside fall below 25 degrees Fahrenheit, pets are at serious risk of frostbite or hypothermia in just a matter of minutes.