During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep our beloved wrinkly pups safe and warm. While some breeds of dogs have fur that helps them stay warm even in cold temperatures, other breeds do not. Whether you have a short-haired or long-haired pup, their wrinkles can create extra exposure to the elements and make them more prone to getting cold. It is important that owners take precautionary measures during winter months to protect their wrinkly pup from the cold weather. In this blog post we will look at how cold is too cold for your pup and how you can properly bundle up your pup for winter walks, as well as how to protect those delicate wrinkles from the cold air.
How Cold is Too Cold for My Wrinkly Pup?
When it comes to keeping your pup warm during the winter months, you need to be mindful of how cold is too cold for them. Generally speaking, temperatures below 32°F (0°C) can be dangerous for dogs who are not used to the cold weather. However, there are other factors to consider such as wind chill and how long your pup will be exposed to cold temperatures. It's important to monitor the weather and take into account how well your pup is protected when you are outside. If it's too cold for you, then chances are it's too cold for them as well!
How To Properly Bundle Up Your Wrinkly Dog
Bundling up your pup is a great way to keep them warm and protected during the winter months. If you plan on taking your pup out for walks, make sure they are wearing a coat or sweater that is designed specifically for cold weather and fits properly. Additionally, if it’s extremely cold outside, consider getting a pair of booties or paw protectors for your pup’s feet as well. This will help protect their delicate paws from any sharp objects as well as from becoming too cold.
Pay Close Attention to The Paws
Paying close attention to your pup's paws is key. If your pup is uncomfortable, their paws will likely show it first. Check for any signs of pain or discomfort and take a break from walking if needed. Also, make sure you are using pet-safe ice melts when treating icy patches outside to avoid any potential irritations or reactions to their sensitive paw pads. Use dog boots or socks to protect their feet from cold temperatures and sharp objects.
How To Protect Your Dog's Wrinkles from The Cold
For wrinkles, the best way to keep them warm is by layering up with clothing designed for cold weather climates such as jackets and sweaters. Additionally, investing in a waterproof coat that covers your pup's chest can go a long way in keeping those wrinkles dry and warm while outside all winter long. After being outside for playtime or potty breaks, be sure to inspect your doggo's paws and wrinkles for any debris, ice, snow and excess moisture. Use Squishface Wrinkle Wipes to remove any such debris and follow with Squishface Wrinkle Paste to keep your pup's wrinkles clean, protected and fresh smelling.
Have Fun and Enjoy the Cold Weather
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you and your pup can't have fun! If you are in a snowy or icy environment, take the time to explore some of the outdoor activities that winter brings. For example, look for areas where you and your pup can play or hike together safely. This can be an excellent way to bond with your pup while also getting some exercise outdoors.
The Bottom Line
Protecting your wrinkly pup from the cold during the winter months is important. To do this, make sure they are properly bundled up with clothing designed specifically for cold weather climates such as jackets and sweaters, and don’t forget the paw protectors! Additionally, pay close attention to your pup’s paws and don’t hesitate to take a break if needed. Finally, remember that winter doesn’t have to be dull and boring; try exploring some of the outdoor activities winter brings such as playing or hiking together. With these tips, you and your pup can still enjoy the cold weather together all winter long!