We keep our dogs in winter?

Owners often become questions about whether harbor a not to your pets in winter, this question also comes with many others of this type:

Do dogs have already enough hair?
It is a bit ridiculous?
Does it depend on the race?
Does it depend on the area?

It is normal in small dogs that are more friendly and silly dogs large breed and especially with long hair?

All of these questions may have more of one answer, but in general if we must shelter dogs in winter, especially if we are in cold areas.

Older dogs are more prone to cold than the young, who have more vitality. Above all older dogswith problems as arthritis suffers mightily with falling temperatures, must do something to protect the dogs with arthritis in cold weather.
The small breed dogs are more prone to cold that large, therefore it should have more.
There are some large breed which are very prone to cold and pass it very bad especially dogs of very short hair as greyhounds.
mantaThe amount of hair influences, we not delving a Nordic dog in a city Mediterranean, but perhaps, if we're going to snow in below-zero temperatures and do not do physical activity.

Regarding the ridiculous it is very opinion, I could be more ashamed see the dog shivering and not do anything to help you.

Elderly dogs thank very much a blanket in winter, and even in warmer times ifthey suffer from osteoarthritis in the column or on the hips, the typical Golden hip dysplasia, German shepherd dog... improve a lot with a few Special thermal blankets. In winter especially if dogs living in cold, or very humid areas or mountain, when we don't want dogs to get wet in their outputs, we can use waterproof blankets that you also protect the muscles and joints of the inclemencies of the weather.

In short if we have a dog breed small or a large short-haired breed, or an elderly animal in any of their races and sizes Yes we should wrap it in winter.




Toni Ramon

Technical Director of ortopediacanina.com

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