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How To Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter ?

As humans, when winter approaches and it begins to get cold outside we compensate by adding blankets to our beds and wearing warmer clothes such as sweaters, jackets, and scarfs. But what about our dogs? Many people think that just because a dog has hair or fur all over their bodies that they do not feel the cold. But this isn’t necessarily true. Even though a dog has fur, many can still feel the chill of a cold winter day. Certain breeds with thick undercoats such as the German Shepherd or Husky can deal with the cold much better than a dog with no undercoat such as the Maltese or Bichon. In addition to a canine with no undercoat, elderly dogs should also be protected from the cold, especially if they have arthritis or joint pain. Below are some tips to help you keep your pooch warm this winter.
The easiest thing you can do is invest in some dog clothing that will help protect your dog from the elements. People often laugh at the idea of a dog wearing clothes, but besides being cute, dog clothes are also a practical investment. A dog raincoat, for instance, will keep your dog from getting wet and cold when it’s raining outside. For clear but very cold days a dog sweater or a dog coat can be used to keep your pooch warm. These come in fabrics such as fleece or neoprene and are very easy to fit. If it’s not very cold, but you still want to add some protection to your pooch, a dog tee shirt is a good idea. These add some protection but are not as heavy as a sweater or coat.

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