I have tried to like it. Honestly, I have. I even bought snow shoes last year so that I could get out in the white stuff instead of just clean it off the walks and dog patio.
But, after two major snow falls this year, cleaning snow balls out of dog paw pads and underbellies, wiping 20 paws with dog towels, and watching my dogs WISH they could be lounging around outside instead of staying in due to freezing temps, winter can't be over fast enough for me.
Dogs Get Cozy
One thing about our dogs, though...when it's cold out, they know how to hunker down and acknowledge that fact.
1. The Coolaroo Elevated Dog Bed
2. Best Friends Shag Donut Dog Bed
You can find versions of these products on other retail sites as well. Chewy does carry the Coolaroo, as well as the donut dog bed.
If you have your dog groomed down in the winter, remember to keep them warm and cozy outside as well. Our wire-haired terrier, Billie, does get a winter groom which removes a lot of excess coat, so we have a cozy little sweater she can wear to keep her upper body warm.
There are many doggy coats on the market today. As we are horse owners, we tend to look for coats that have the same durability and wear as our horse turnout sheets and blankets.
I can highly recommend the Dura-Tech Insulated Waterproof High-Neck Dog Coat from Schneiders. Not only is it durable, but both the neck and tail have size adjustment abilities, and the lining allows the dog's fur to lie flat and remain sleek and unmatted. The cut allows for great shoulder movement and runs from sizes X-Small to XX-Large.
Schneiders is RIGHT NOW having their winter sale on these dog coats. If you are interested, head on over to check them out.
Stay safe and warm out there!
This Week's Shelter Pet
Meet Molly. Molly is located at the Bucks County SPCA and would like to find a cozy spot in a forever home. Molly is a bit over a year old, is spayed, and can be visited at the SPCA's Lahaska facility. Here's some additional information about Molly.