How Cold is Too Cold for Your Dog?

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With cold weather battering much of the United States, how do pet owners balance their dog’s love of the great outdoors with basic safety concerns. Many dogs would play in the snow all day if we let them, so the question is “how cold is too cold?”

Like for their human owners, the answer is “it depends.” Factors such as size and weight definitely play into it.

Thankfully, the smart folks at Tufts University came up with The Tufts Animal Condition and Care” system. The handy chart below will give you a good starting point. As always, take into consideration the specific needs of your pet so you can enjoy the great outdoors together!


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