Remove the animal from the cold source. Run cool water over the affected areas. Keep the warming process gradual. Do not warm up the frostbitten area quickly. Heating pads may be used if kept on low and the pet is checked frequently. Bluish or black discoloration of the skin or limbs is very serious.
Although frostbite is not common in pets it can affect the ear tips, toes and nails.
About Pet First Aid
This First Aid Guide was developed by the veterinary staff at Dr. Sherry Weaver's Animal Hospital of Towne Lake in Woodstock, GA. Always seek veterinary care following first-aid attempts. Your veterinarian is the best source of information for your pet’s specific needs. This information is provided for general reference and informational purposes only and should not be construed to be formal professional advice or the formation of a consultant-client relationship.