With wind chills in the minus-teens, anyone who is exposed to these frigid conditions risks developing frostbite or hypothermia.
Dr. Robert Lawrie with VCA Old Marple animal hospital in Springfield warns to limit dog walks in the extreme cold, and keep cats indoors — they can suffer thermal injuries.
Your body uses tricks to manage its heat in ultra-cold situations. But, says Dr. Frederic Bertley, “you can’t shiver forever.”
Bitter cold, snow and ice mean an increase in car crashes, falls, back injuries and occasionally heart attack from shoveling.