This freezing weather isn't only dangerous for humans; animals are also at risk.

With the area once again under an extreme cold warning, Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Enforcement Services asks residents to keep an extra eye on their pets when they are outside.

"Pets can still suffer from hypothermia and frostbite, just like humans can," explained Sergeant Lee Hardman.

He said outdoor play and walk times should be limited when it's extremely cold, and dogs should be kept on leashes to ensure they don't run away and get stuck outside.

It's also dangerous to keep pets in cold vehicles for an extended period of time.

Some signs that an animal is suffering from hypothermia and frostbite are shivering, a lack of response or shallow breathing. Owners who think their pet is suffering from a cold-related medical condition should consult a veterinarian immediately.

If someone sees a pet that has been left in a vehicle for a long period of time, Hardman asks they do not break the car window and remove the animal. Instead, they should take down the license plate number and the make/model of the vehicle, call municipal enforcement services at 780-997-7930 and then wait by the vehicle until help arrives.

"If it's too cold for you, it's also too cold for your pets. So let's make sure that they're safe, warm and safe this winter."

The upcoming forecast can be found here.