If you know you’re going to be spending extended time outside with your dog make sure you come prepared with snacks, water, and possibly dry sweaters or a towel to keep them warm. It is just as important for your dog to remain hydrated in the winter months as they are in the summer.
No matter what activity you chose for your dog, and there might be multiple on different days of the week, make sure that you clear the activities with your vet and keep an eye on your dog in the cold weather. If your pet cannot stop shivering or doesn’t seem able to register and respond to your commands, take them inside immediately to warm up as they may be suffering from hypothermia. The winter months take a toll on your beloved canine just like they take a toll on you. Be safe while you enjoy these winter activities with your pup.