Most of the four-legged animals, including dogs, walk bare naked for their whole life. We often think that this is acceptable because of their toughness. But, their characteristic is what we have taken for granted. As the winter season is here, we should be mindful of some winter pet safety tips that your dog would definitely love.
Anatomically speaking, dogs have fur to coat them from heat and cold. Leather toe pads are also present to support their feet while walking. They also have tough built and, to include, a bold spirit. But, this doesn’t mean that they’re invincible to the elements of the outside sources.
All dogs are very vulnerable to cold weather. Included in this vulnerability are the greyhound, dachshund, beagle, Chinese crested, and most especially pitbulls. For this breed, it is very crucial to keep them warm in cold weathers. And for pet owners, it is important to have a knowledge about winter pet safety tips.
How do I know if my dog is cold while sleeping?
Signs that can indicate your dog is too cold
What temperature is too cold for a pitbull?
Any temperature below 40-45F is too low to leave your Pitbull outside for longer periods of time without checking on him. If it is wet (rainy or foggy), he will be especially cold. Young Pitbull puppies get cold even quicker – you should not leave them outside if it is below 50F or wet and windy.
Don’t let your pitbull off leash especially during a snowstorm
This is very dangerous during winter. Your dog can easily lose their scent and probably might get lost.
Another winter pet safety tips that could help you and your pooch is bathing them inside your house with warm water. After bathing, ensure that your dog is completely dry before going outside. Giving them a quick blow dry may be a great help, as their fur takes a longer time to dry in cold weather. Thus, bathing them this season may be reduced to a lesser extent.
Although your pitbull may be subjected to less physical outside activities, this is not an excuse for not letting them exercise. Going to an indoor dog park will let your pitbull to release some pent-up energy. This will also let them socialize to other dogs while staying safe inside.
What temp is too cold for a pitbull?
Do pit bulls get cold in the winter?
Do pitbulls need booties in snow?