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Dog Walking in Very Cold Weather

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
posted by Jim Murphy

The temperature has been on a roller coaster ride lately.But now it’s downright cold. It’s that time of year when we have to start  checking the weather outside before taking our dog for a walk. When walking your dog in the cold winter months, it’s important to keep in mind that dogs are vulnerable to harsh weather conditions just like humans. Dogs have a natural coat of fur that shields them from the elements, but among all dogs, only a few breeds like St. Bernards and Huskies were bred to endure the cold. If your dog is not one of the few cold weather breeds, it’s best to put a sweater or fleece lined dog jacket on him during the winter. This will add an additional layer to help keep him warm and prevent frostbite and hypothermia.

It’s also a good idea to avoid walking your dog for too long outdoors, especially if he’s just walking and not running; a dog’s feet can become cold and his vulnerability to frostbite increases.

Remember, pets are family!

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