How cold is too cold for dogs

Have you ever wondered how cold is too cold?

Cold weather is back here in Austin, and it looks like it’s going to stick around for a few days. We’re getting a slight reprieve today (High of 58° F) but then the possibility for freezing temperatures return Thursday and Friday morning.

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Hopefully you know what you need to do to protect your pipes during freezing weather, but what about the family dog? How cold is too cold for your dog to be outside? The folks over at Pet Plan created a handy infographic to quickly assess the danger cold temperatures can pose for your dog. Hopefully this will help you decide if your dog can use some indoor time while we wait out this cold spell. As always, you should error on the side of caution, you know your animal better than the chart.

Handy chart from Petplan to determine how “cold is too cold”. Don’t forget about your plants and pipes either, as freezing temperatures can affect those as well. Everyone (pets included!) stay warm.


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