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Keeping Your Dog Warm On Walks

Are you still taking your dog out for daily walks during the winter months?

Keeping to your dog’s regular exercise schedule is important during the winter, and just like you, they should bundle up before heading out.

Dogs, in particular smaller breeds with their bodies closer to the ground and those with shorter coats are just as vulnerable to winter chills and frostbite as humans so it is up to us as responsible pet owners to give them the protection they deserve.

Winter Jackets

  • These are great insulators for dogs that don’t have a thick coat of fur, who can struggle when temperatures drop very far below freezing.
  • Make sure that they fit properly because a loose jacket or sweater won’t do it’s job for keeping them warm and could also get urinated on.


  • Help prevent the formation of compacted snow between the foot pads
  • Ensure that salt and sand from the roads and sidewalks does not find its way into a dog’s feet to be licked at later. Ingesting road salt can have serious health repercussions.

Dr. Jeff Werber says that dogs in winter sweaters and jackets are no laughing matter.

For more tips on keeping your dog warm and active during the winter months, talk to your veterinarian today.