Dogs can brave the elements much better than humans can, that’s for sure – but when does the weather become even too cold for your dog? We want our dogs to be happy and healthy and there is, in fact, dangers of leaving them outside if it’s too cold.
Many dogs enjoy their time outside and have no problem being in colder temperatures. But there is a moment and temperature when it’s time to decide if the risks outweigh the benefits to them being outside in cold temps.
So – when and how do you know? Where there actually isn’t one solid answer to these questions. To keep your dog safe and healthy – it will depend on a few different factors.
Factors To Consider
Dogs, just like human beings, are individuals. Some dogs love the snow and others can’t stand it. Things like – their coat can be a huge factor in this determination. Dogs with ultra-thick coats such as Huskies, Samoyed or Newfoundlands are by far the most tolerant of the cold.
Other dogs with thin coats, like Greyhounds, cannot tolerate the cold nearly as well. Makes sense, right? But there are other factors that you might not think of that also play a part in cold weather safety. Continue to the next page to find out.