VEAZIE – Temperatures are expected to take a big dip later this week. As we start feeling the cold, so do our furry friends.
Veterinarian David Cloutier is offering tips on keeping your dogs warm this winter.
He tells us as long as your dog is running around it will keep itself warm, as soon as they stop they can get cold. For your smaller pets, sweaters and booties may help or even tuck him in your coat to keep them warm.
But for you larger dogs they may need some shelter. Cloutier recommends a small insulated dog house to keep them warmest. He stated “So a dog house that is insulated with some bedding or a blanket they can heat and be nice and toasty warm. Put them in a garage with a concrete floor it’s too big a space for their body to warm up so they are actually colder in a garage or barn than they would be in a little hut or insulated dog house.”
Cloutier also suggested to keep snow from building up in their paws to prevent hypothermia and to keep your dogs on a leash so when visibility is low due to snow they don’t run into the road.