How To Protect Your Dog In Foul Weather
Humans go to great lengths to protect themselves from foul weather, however when it comes to our dogs most pet owners think their fir is enough. For almost all dog breeds, this could not be further from the truth. Our pets are just as susceptible to rain, snow, hot and cold temperatures as we are.
The principle concern is extreme temperatures. Either extreme hot or cold without adequate shelter could take the life of your dog. Several pet owners keep their dogs outside while they are away at work or overnight, while this is perfectly acceptable you need to have a dog house or some place they can go for shade or get out of the wind & cold.
Dog houses provide the best protection if sized correctly, that is large enough for them to stand and turn around in but not so large that their natural body heat cannot warm the space. For hot