So what’s a dog used to the weather of the deep south do when it snows? Apparently, if it’s Belle, she tiptoes through it trying to keep from touching as much of it as she can. One of my friends owns a black lab who is about a year old. She liked the snow and actually tried to catch it as it fell! I guess each dog is different.
As most of the U.S. is suffering really cold winter weather, the cold weather has hit the deep south too. We aren’t used to the temperatures dropping down below zero, and it really freaks us out – and our pets too!
This morning we woke to snow falling, which eventually turned to sleet and then rain. Belle didn’t know what the snow was, but she didn’t want to walk through it. Needless to say, she was only out for limited amounts of time today and it looks like it will be like that for several more days.
What To Do in Cold Weather For Your Dog
In this cold weather, we all have to remember to make sure our pets stay warm and have plenty of water. For the last several days, the outdoor water bowl has been frozen solid. Cleaning out the ice and refilling it with fresh water is a must – and even the birds appreciate it.
Adding some bedding material to your outdoor dog house can help keep your dog warm too. Straw or old bedding material will work, but when the temperature really drops down, bringing your dog inside is important. And when that bedding material gets wet, it doesn’t keep the dog warm either. With all the rain we’ve been having in the last several weeks, it isn’t long before bedding gets soaked through. It is even more important in the cold weather to keep your dog and his/her bed dry.
Here’s hoping we’ll see more snow!