The warning came ahead of a blustery Wednesday evening across parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania. It's unclear why the folks at NWS chose to include such a specific warning about dogs, but to drive the point home it also tweeted out a graphic featuring a dog flying through the air, which was a delightful touch.
While it's rare, dogs do indeed occasionally blow away when it gets super windy. As Today's Scott Stump points out, a Chihuahua puppy in Michigan went airborne in 2009 when it got caught in a 70mph gust and ended up a full mile away (safe and unharmed, thankfully).
Fortunately, there were no reports of any canines getting swept up during the Ohio windstorm. However, as helpful as a the reminder to hang tight to your dogs may be, it does beg the question: What about cats?