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How can you tell that the dog is freezing?


It is rare for a dog to freeze. The four-legged friends are usually well protected from the cold by their fur and any undercoat. Nevertheless, it can happen that your darling is cold. A comfortable coat helps to keep the dog from freezing - Image: Shutterstock / Godrick

A dog with a short or no fur is usually more likely to freeze than its peers with thick or long fur. Small dogs with short legs are also more sensitive to low temperatures.

A dog rarely freezes

However, as long as dogs keep moving and you take several short walks in cold temperatures instead of fewer long laps, the cold doesn't really bother you. An older dog that can no longer move as quickly may freeze faster than its younger peers.

Some breeds such as Doberman, toy dogs, greyhounds or boxers also do not always endure the winter weather well. If your dog is shivering outside all the time, pulling his back up and maybe raising his fur, he is likely to freeze.

When to protect your darling from the cold

If you have to tie your dog up outside at low temperatures, for example when shopping, you should protect it from the cold. To prevent your four-legged friend from freezing, you can put a coat on it. It should protect the belly but not constrict or constrict the dog. In addition, you should be able to easily put it on and take it off to your darling.

Baby dogs enjoy the snow for the first time

Dogs with arthritis or arthrosis do not get the cold so well. You should also wear a suitable coat when walking and get a cozy warm place to sleep in the house. With a styrofoam pad, a fleece blanket or a cookie on the heater, the four-legged friend feels at home.