When the cold winter months starting rolling in, protecting yourself from the cold will be paramount in your mind. However, something that you might want to do even more than protect yourself from the cold would be to protect your dog from the cold. This is because of the fact that your pet is highly dependent on you, and as a caring pet owner you would definitely want to find ways to allow your dog to stay safe from unnecessary temperature extremes that could cause it to fall sick or even at best make it feel very uncomfortable indeed.
Right off the bat one thing you need to stop doing is making your dog sleep in parts of the house that are not that well heated. If your dog sleeps in a kennel, now is the time to bring it inside. A good way to figure out if it’s too cold outside for your dog is to stand outside wearing a jacket. If you feel like your jacket is enough to keep you warm and allow you to sleep then leaving your dog out would probably be fine. However, if you feel like it’s too cold, then you definitely need to bring your dog indoors.
Get your dog warm bedding indoors, and make sure that you place it in the right area as well. Parent In Progress is a good resource that can help you take care of your dog and keep it safe. It can teach you all that you would need to know about the dangers of cold weather for your dog and how you can prevent it from having too much of an impact on your pet. These are activities you will have to take part in if you want your pet to be comfortable.