CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - While you might be dodging the cold this week, animals aren't immune to the chilly temperatures, either.
Apple Creek Kennel in Marion said they take extra precautions with pets in the cold.
This means dogs might be limited to just a couple minutes outside at a time.
Apple Creek's employees say they also keep a closer eye out for any dog that might be too cold outside.
"You want to watch their paws for one thing. They'll be holding up their feet or giving you some signs. And also shivering," owner Mary Pfoff said.
Pfoff also recommended homeowners use pet-friendly ice melt if their dog's paws appear to be irritated by regular ice melt.