Wednesday, December 25, 2019

If it's cold for you, it's cold for them: Here's how to keep dogs safe in frigid weather

Joshua Bote and Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY
,USA TODAY•December 24, 2019

It’s worth repeating: If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your dog.

Being mindful of Fido is especially true this winter, as blasts of Arctic air have brought record-breaking lows across the nation, including to places less well-equipped to handle the freeze.

Just because your furry companion has a layer of built-in warmth doesn't mean they're winter-ready.

“Don’t assume that your dogs’ fur protects them from the weather like your insulated jacket does," says Kitty Block, the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. "No pet should be left outside for long periods of time in freezing weather.”

Here are some tips for taking care of your canine friend when the mercury plummets:


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