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If you didn't know, dogs too, can be very cold in winter. From a certain degree, it is necessary to protect them and adopt the right gestures during the winter season. …

Even with their beautiful fur, our dogs can feel the cold when temperatures drop in winter. Like humans, it is sometimes possible that they catch cold and fall sick! Admittedly, they have a level of resistance to cold, slightly higher than us, but that does not prevent that in winter season, when the mercury goes down strongly, our hair of hair is cold. Obviously, all the dogs are different and certain breeds develop a resistance greater than the Saint-Bernard, the Husky, the Samoyed or even the Newfoundland and the Bernese Bouvier. In a study, Marshfield Animal Hospital revealed that "most dogs have no problems with the cold as long as temperatures do not reach 7 ° C (45 ° Farenheit)". Certain breeds, with different pathologies, diseases or ages, can also be more "risky" than others. "Small breeds, for example, as well as short and fine coat dogs, young puppies, old dogs or sick dogs, can be exposed to a higher risk", develops Greenmatters on its site. This can also be the case with dogs with obesity as well as those who are thin.

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The cold can have consequences on the health of dogs

in an article, The health site Vet confirms the fact that doggies can catch "a stroke of Cold "and even" catch a cold ". Even if it normally disappears in a few days, it is essential to monitor your pet's health, and take its temperature. Here are the signs that do not deceive, according to health vet:

general fatigue sneezing quinte of cough nasal slight fever loss of abnormal appetite

It is generally strongly advised to consult a veterinarian if your hair ball presents these signs and all the more More if it has respiratory pathologies that can make it more fragile. "Note that in the event of prolonged exposure to the cold, the risk for the dog is to fall into hypothermia. Hypothermia in dogs is an emergency. It occurs as soon as the dog's body temperature goes below the normal body temperature, below 36 ° C/36.5 ° C ”, alert health vet.

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What gestures to adopt to protect my dog ​​so that it is not cold?

To take care of the health of your pet, it is necessary to take precautions, especially in winter. Obviously, there is no question of prohibiting him from going out or no longer making him do daily walks. On the other hand, for its property, it is imperative to adapt your walk time according to the weather, especially if it snow. If you want to organize a long walk, remember to play with him and run it as much as he can spend properly and warms at the same time. You can buy him a very hot and sometimes even stuffed coat to protect him, like a child. Nowadays, many brands and other stores offer for sale, winter accessories, such as sweaters or coats but also socks and shoes (if your animal supports them). You can find it online like on the Flotte brand website which offers a collection in collaboration with Bandit . From the waterproof jackets to stylish and protected dogs!

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version after its ride, be sure to warm up your pet as it should be under lukewarm water, its pads. Inspect them, as Health Vet advises, to be sure that your doggie has no scratches. Also dry your dog after a ride in the rain or in the snow and remember to insist on his belly, where the skin and the hair are the finest. "In the presence of snow, beware in this case that your dog does not ingest, which could cause diarrhea and/or vomiting, or even risk of poisoning because of the presence of snow removal salt often used", advises Finally the site.

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