Common Myths About Winter and Dogs
Dogs with thick coats can live outside
Their paws can't freeze so they don't need boots
It is fine to leave your dog in the car because it's cold outside
Dog's can't get fleas in the winter
Dogs need to gain weight to give them more insulation against the cold
You don't need to clean up after your dog
How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm During Winter
Get an annual checkup
Watch out for hypothermia
Give them shelter from the cold
- Make sure that your dog's bedding is a thick pad that contains newspaper or cheddar chips for warmth. Our car seat covers can also work as bedding for your pet. It's waterproof and is washable.
- Ensure that your dog's shelter is around three inches higher than the tallest part of your dog when it sits down.
- Make sure that the opening is off-center. This will let your dog curl around corners to avoid drafts.
- Raise the shelter above the ground to prevent moisture runoff and keep the damp from getting inside.