By Dr. Sherry Weaver
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.