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How to keep your dog warm in the winter?

Updated on October 31, 2007

With autumn here and winter just around the corner, you will want to make sure your dog is warm regardless of being old or young. Just like you would make sure your dog does not suffer from a heat stroke in the summer, in the winter months you want to make sure your dog is warm enough.

If your dog has very short hair, is getting on in years or is very small you might want to consider purchasing a jacket for him. Given they might look cute, but you should think function over fashion. The fact is many dogs do not like being dressed up so it might take a while to get used to. The best way to do this would be to practice for a few days and dress your dog in his new jacket for shorter periods of time, so he can get acclimate more easily. Also do give him a treat or 2 so he starts to associate the two. As I said it is function over fashion so choose jackets made from resistant, durable materials and in case there is a lot of snow waterproof material might be in order.

When it comes to snow, ice and the rest you might want to consider shoes for your dog, especially if you go for long walks. Ice, snow and salt do tend to get caught on the hairs between his pads. Make sure the shoes are a good fit, so they do not cause discomfort for your dog. In case you do not want to go with the shoes, do remove the ice and snow between the pads when you get home.

If you have a outside dog, his shelter has to be comfortable, warm and also that it is built in such a way that it will keep snow, rain and wind away from your dog. Have some soft bedding, which should be either washed or changed regularly. Here is a number of quality dog houses and you can either get them online or from pet stores. They come in different shapes, sizes and are made from different materials to suit any budget, but do consider your dog but also the winter weather your dog might be exposed to. If you want to ensure extra warmth do so, but not with appliances that have electrical cords as this is very dangerous. In pet store you can be find pet bedding that can be warmed up either with hot water or discs that can be heated in the microwave for additional warmth. Additional attention should be on grooming as well, as we all know the hair changes in autumn and winter months. This will ensure your dog has its natural protection from the elements. And do not forget to trim the hairs between the pads as I said ice and snow balls can form there and cause discomfort. All of these things should ensure your dog stays well warm and comfortable during the winter months.

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