Can short haired dogs handle cold temperatures?
AnswerShort haired dogs such as Beagles, Dalmatians, and Dobermans, are not designed for extended outdoor exposures when the temperature dips below freezing.
Your animal and COLD Weather!
Anytime temperatures are near, at or below freezing, your animal should be brought inside. A dog house is NOT enough. Consider placing them in the bathroom, laundry room or make a bed for them beside your bed.
When temperatures are very cold, an animal can get sick or even die. But
even if they do not get sick, they are miserable being outside in very cold temperatures for periods of more than an hour. Imagine yourself staying outside all day or all night, even wearing a coat, you would feel awful and wish for a warm place.
In cold weather, animals Need More Food since their body uses up energy trying to stay warm. Make certain to give animals 'extra' food during the cold months.
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