January is walk your dog month and here are a few pointers to keep your dog safe in this freezing weather!
1. Buy them a jacket, preferably waterproof that fits snug but not too tight around the neck.
2. Try pet booties, they can protect them from frostbite and from the salt on the roads.
3. Keep your walks short and observe your dog for signs of hypothermia, such as shivering. Bring them home and warm them up in a blanket. Remember; call your vet if you are concerned about their behavior in any way.
If you’re unsure of how cold is too cold?!
I have attached a chart based on research from Tuft University that determines how dogs respond to weather conditions depending on their build.