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Pets and Cold Weather

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As a responsible pet owner, you need to take care of your animal in the colder weather. Most people believe that because animals have fur on them they don’t feel the cold.  Wrong! Some dogs are equipped with thicker layers of hair so that they can deal with colder weather longer yet they still feel the cold.

Dogs are as sensitive s people when it comes to heat and cold. When the temperature outside falls below 50 degrees small to medium animals begin to feel the cold. Larger animals usually don’t begin to feel it until it gets below 40 degrees.

  • Some animals such as –
  • Burmese Mountain Dogs
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Samoyed
  • Chow Chow
  • Siberian Husky and
  • American Eskimo Dogs

In the colder days, there will probably be ice, snow, salt, and water on the roads and walkways. It is important to keep their paws free of ice and especially salt which burns their paws. Booties or socks are a great way to protect them.

Winter months can bring health problems such as frostbite and hypothermia. If your dog begins to shiver constantly and is very lethargic and doesn’t want to move then seek medical help. Unfortunately, our furry friends can’t communicate their distress.

Frostbite can attack your pet’s ears and paws so be diligent when outdoors with them. Putting on sweaters, caps, and booties will help keep your pet safe and warm.

There are plenty to choose from for any size animal even cats!.

 

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