Reminder--when the weather starts to change this time of year and temperatures drop to near freezing overnight and don't climb back up much higher during the day, pets feel it just like we humans do. Nobody likes a chilly, damp, rainy day. Not even dogs and cats. So remember that pet you may have outside and bring them in when it's lousy out there. Granted, it's only fall and we aren't quite to the "Holy wow it's cold out here" time yet overnight, but just something to be mindful of. After all-it's November already!

Who doesn't like blankets and pillows and a nice place to lounge around in on days like this? I've always been one that doesn't much like leaving the house when it's cold and damp outside. That's one of the things I love the most about West Texas--is that these days are so few and far between it's really enjoyable to live here.


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But at least equip them with the means to handle the weather if they have to stay outdoors. At the Lone Star Sanctuary For Animals shelter in Midland--this is how they help their residents cope with days like today. Here's your daily dose of cuteness on a dreary West Texas Day:


Those Fur Babies accessorize pretty well, don't you think? Cute sweaters, but they also help keep them warm on days like today where ya just need to take the edge off... If any of these little heart breakers catches your fancy--they can be visited at the Sanctuary during their hours of 1 pm-4:30 pm every day EXCEPT Thursday.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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