Unfortunately, it’s common for dog owners to make the mistake of thinking that cold weather doesn’t affect their pets. Although dogs are designed to withstand cold temperatures with special biological features, too low of temperatures can be just as harmful to them as it would be to us, even with their fur coats.
Exposure to frigid temperatures for a lengthy amount of time puts your dog’s health at risk. At the point which your animal can no longer maintain a healthy body temperature, the dog can develop symptoms leading to hypothermia and frostbite, just like humans.
Whether the temperature is too cold for your pet depends on different factors, such as the size and breed of your pup. Chilly weather mixed with wet conditions creates a greater risk for dogs to be outside. With proper research, you’ll know whether or not to decide against letting your dog outside for a prolonged period of time.
To avoid a veterinarian trip this winter, or having to file a claim on your pet insurance, try these suggestions to keep your furry friend warm.
Go the extra mile to take care of your best friend, making sure she/he is happy and comfortable.
By: KayLynn P.