Los Angeles is one of the hottest tourist spots in the world, and for good reason. It is home to Hollywood, the Lakers and miles of sandy beaches.
L.A. is also home to some pawsome dog-friendly bars. If you and your pooch are paying a visit to the Southland soon, be sure you put these three on your list of places to see and be seen. (Before you go, be sure to read our 5 Tips for Dining Out With Your Dog.)
During this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, six breeds will be competing for the first time ever.
The American English Coonhound; Cesky Terrier; Entlebucher Mountain Dog; Finnish Lapphund; and the Xoloitzcuintli (previously called the Mexican Hairless; it’s pronounced SHOW-low-eats-QUEENT-lee) will all be making their Westminster debuts Feb. 13-14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Frostbite, or congelatio in medical terminology, is the damage that is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. When the environmental temperature drops below 32°F (0°C), blood vessels close to the skin start to narrow or constrict.
This constriction of the blood vessels helps to preserve core body temperature by diverting blood toward the core and away from the cooler parts of the body. In extreme cold or when the body is exposed to cold for long periods, this protective mechanism can reduce blood flow in some areas of the body, especially the extremities, to critically low levels.
The combination of cold temperature and reduced blood flow can allow the tissues to freeze, causing severe tissue injury. Frostbite is most likely to happen in body parts farthest from the heart and in tissues with a lot of exposed surface area.