Whether you’re bringing home a new dog or you’ve been a loving dog owner your entire life, it’s essential that you know how to properly care for your four-legged friend during those cold winter months. Some dogs need coats in the winter, some don’t!
Some Dogs are NOT built for Snow!
In some parts of the country, winter seemingly lasts for an eternity, and that can cause some uncomfortable and serious health issues for pet dogs. Some dog breeds are lucky enough to have an undercoat that grows in cold temperatures, enabling them to feel warm and comfortable all year-round. Other dogs aren’t built for the snow and cold, however, and need your help during the winter.
The Cold can Make some Dogs Sick!
At roughly 45 degrees Fahrenheit, some cold-averse dogs start feeling uncomfortable, which could lead to anxious pups not sleeping well, not behaving, and regular chewing/barking. At 32 degrees Fahrenheit, puppies, smaller dogs, elderly dogs, or breeds with thin coats will not only be uncomfortable but in danger, as well. And anything under 20 degrees Fahrenheit could cause severe health problems for all kinds of breeds, including frostbite and hypothermia.
These Dogs NEED Winter Coats!
Here are some dog breeds that need actual winter coats in order to keep them warm, comfortable, and happy during those long and cold winter days and nights:
You and your dog will have plenty of fun during both the warmer and summer months, as long as you’re taking care of them and giving them some extra protection during those colder periods.
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