How Cold is Too Cold for My Dog?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including your dog's breed, size, age, and health. In general, dogs with thick coats 

 How Cold

Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your dog's body temperature drops too low. Signs and symptoms of hypothermia include: Shivering Lethargy Weakness Pale gums Slow breathing


Frostbite is a condition that occurs when your dog's skin and tissues freeze. Signs and symptoms of frostbite include: White or gray skin Numbness Swelling Blisters


There are a number of things you can do to protect your dog from the cold, including: Dress your dog in a sweater or coat. Provide your dog with a warm bed or blanket.


If you think your dog may be suffering from hypothermia or frostbite, it is important to see a veterinarian immediately. Hypothermia and frostbite can be serious conditions.

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