Identifying if Your Dog is Too Cold

Caring for Your Dachshund

Temperatures are starting to cool down, and although Alabama doesn’t experience frigid temperatures, a lot of the United States does.

When we are cold, we can put on a pair of thicker socks, grab an extra sweater, or put another blanket onto our bed, but what can our dog do to get warm?

Cool enough temperatures can be dangerous for dogs and result in health issues if they spend too much time exposed to them.

Here are a few signs that can help you determine if your dog needs you to crank up the thermostat!

Noticeable Shivering

Dogs shiver just as humans do when they are too cold. If can see your pet physically shaking or shivering, they are most certainly too cold. Covering up your dog with a warm blanket or letting them snuggle next to you for a bit can help to warm them up quickly.

Cold Ears to the Touch

If your dog’s ears are cold to the touch, that probably means they feel physically cold. If you notice that your dog’s ears are pretty cold after being outside for a bit, it’s time to get them inside and warm them up.

Although your dog might be covered in fur or hair, it isn’t necessarily thick enough to keep them warm in cold temperatures. Purchase a vest or a jacket for your dog if they love being outside.

Hunching Over

If you notice your dog curling up or hunching over with their tail between their legs, they are probably too cold. Do what you can to warm them up. Sitting right against your dog is the best way to get them to warm up the fastest.

Even if you live in a typically warmer southern state, temperatures cool down in the winter months and your dog has to adjust to them. If it’s too cold for you to be outside for a few hours, it’s too cold for them!

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