Keeping Your Pet Warm This Winter

Dogs wearing sweaters, shared on our Facebook page by Adrienne T.

Some people put sweaters and coats on their pets for fashion while others because it’s cold out. There are those who are against dressing up pets because they are animals, but at the same time, the weather outside really can get frightful. It’s a good idea to step back and think about your pet’s situation and whether or not he needs some extra warmth.

Some dogs were built for cold weather with thick, heavy coats that can withstand freezing temperatures. They were born for the cold outdoors and could care less for a jacket.

However, many dog breeds would benefit from the extra coat. Small dogs and those with thin coats can quickly lose heat when outside on a cold day which is why it might be a good idea to consider a jacket or sweater.

Be cautious this winter and tune into your pet to find his best comfort level. A thick-coated dog may become too hot with an extra jacket while a dog with a thin coat may become too cold without one.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

2 Responses to Keeping Your Pet Warm This Winter

  1. Heather R. says:

    I have an Italian Greyhound and while she hates wearing her coats, she absolutely needs them in the cold weather. And yes, I admit, I think she looks dang cute, too! :)

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