Winterize Your Dog

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Dogs need to be protected in the cold weather. Many people don’t think about what dogs need to get through the winter months.

Dogs get cold

We may not think about it much, but dogs do get cold in the wintertime. Some dogs have thick coats that do protect them from the winter cold. Many dogs don’t have thick coats, and they need extra protection during the winter months. Make sure you go out and get your dog and winter coat when you get yours.

Paw Protection

In winter people put down salt to melt the snow, this can do damage to a dogs paws. There is a whole line of dog footwear, and you should protect your dog’s paws. Cement and snow are cold during the winter months. You wouldn’t want to go outside barefoot so, don’t make your dog. Protect your dog’s paws from the cold with doggie slippers.

Older dogs and cold weather

Dogs have a lot in common with humans, as they age they start having health problems. Older dogs tend to develop arthritis in their paws. You want to take special care when you walk your dog in the wintertime. Don’t keep your dog outside too long during the winter months. Keep you dog warm with a coat and doggie slipper.

My dog and winter


I have a dachshund, and she doesn’t like the cold. I do have a dog coat and doggie slippers for her. She is never outside for too long. This past year she has developed arthritis and takes vitamins and pills to help. She is small, so we can carry her around. But if you have a larger dog you need to be careful and takes special care of them during the winter months. Love your pet and keep them warm and cozy during the winter months.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Simple thing to do is keep the dog inside the house, warm near the fireplace and take it out 4 times a day to do its regular duties or train it to use the toilet.
It works too. I had dogs too but will never use boots and slippers for an animal, they are not accustomed to it.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Not that it needs company, like Gandhi (who had two women to keep him warm), it just needs warmth that a fire place can give it.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
30th Nov 2015 (#)

We do not have a dog but we have to make sure our cats are cared for in the winter.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
30th Nov 2015 (#)

brendamarie, thanks for sharing such a great article. I worry about the animals out in the cold. I hope when it gets really cold that people bring their animals inside.

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author avatar Carol Roach
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

I don\t have a dog, I wish I did. I have two cats, but they never go out of the house.

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author avatar brendamarie
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

That's good you do't have to worry about your cats getting too cold.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Dec 2015 (#)

When we have dogs as pets they are sort of at our mercy; they depend on us for medical needs too apart from protection from weather.

Thanks Brendamarie for a thoughtful share - siva

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author avatar brendamarie
6th Dec 2015 (#)

Siva, thank-you! You are right they depend on us for everything so we must take good care of them.

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author avatar Priscilla King
13th Oct 2016 (#)

Now I'm wondering whether I should knit Sydney a set of four slippers...

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