Temperatures below 45°F can start being too cold for some dogs. Pay attention once it nears freezing at 32°F.
Know the Limits
Shivering, whining, seeking warmth, lifted paws, and unusual behavior may indicate your dog is too cold.
Watch for Signs
Take potty breaks and walks brief when very cold out. Prolonged exposure increases risk.
Limit Time Outside
Sweaters, coats, and booties can all help keep your dog warm in frigid temps.
Bundle Them Up
Ensure your dog has a draft-free space indoors to relax and sleep during winter. Supply cozy bedding.
Give Warm Shelter
If you suspect hypothermia or frostbite, contact your vet immediately. These require prompt treatment.
When to Call the Vet
When in doubt about the cold, opt to keep your dog inside. Their safety comes first.
Play It Safe