There are some dog breeds that were meant for cold weather; Huskies, Malamutes, Pyrenees, and Eskimos are a few of them. However, dogs that don’t have natural, cold-weather coats, aren’t meant to stay in freezing temps for very long.
For some dog lovers, they could never imagine leaving their dog outside overnight, but for many people, especially those on farms or with large properties, it’s a completely normal thing to do. Although, they should certainly keep reading to see if it could be harming their dog.
There are so many questions when it comes to dogs and what is safe for them. It would be so much easier if they could just open their mouths and tell us what they’re feeling, but sadly, they cannot.
What is too cold for your dog? What is too hot? How long is it okay for your dog to be left outside before it becomes dangerous? You might think that their fur coats will keep them warm no matter what, but it very much depends on your particular dog.
One vet decided to go to the extreme and sleep in a dog house overnight in freezing temperatures. Dr. Ward would wear winter clothing to mimic a dog’s coat, but how long do you think he lasted?
Continue to the next page for the video and to see how long Dr. Ward was able to stay inside the dog house. Any guesses?