All of our Dawg House clients know better than to leave their dogs in a car during hot weather. But have you ever considered the cold? Dogs can develop hypothermia when their internal temperature reaches 99° (your dog’s normal temperature is 101 – 102.5). That’s only a 2° – 3° fall! 

Some dogs are built for cold weather! Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes are famous for refusing to come inside….and for convincing neighbors to call the police by looking pitiful. These dogs don’t want to waste perfectly good frigid temperatures by laying in front of the fireplace, but that doesn’t mean you should leave them in your car for hours, either. 

Will your dog survive while you run into CVS to buy Tylenol on your way home from the park? Yes, probably. But they definitely do not want to wait while you go to Costco. 

Check out this link for more from the AKC on dogs and cold weather!

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