Stuck in Colder Weather..

Is it cold where you live? An arctic front has come through here and it was definitely cold on our walks outside today and I’m dreading tonight and tomorrow as the cold continues. Tucker has been a snuggle bug today and I am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow! Supposedly we may have a snowstorm come through Friday/Saturday but I’m not counting my golden retrievers yet—however, I will make sure I am stocked with wine.

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Tucker last winter

So how cold is TOO cold for your dog? Really smart people at Tufts University have developed a chart called the Tufts Animal Condition and Care system to help you figure it out. Of course, you know your pet best, but this chart, summarized by Tucker’s pet insurance company can help you.

Of course, jackets and sweaters also help out our pups. As a reminder, please make sure whatever you use to keep your sidewalks clear of snow and ice is safe for your pet. When we got Tucker, I asked our apartment maintenance personnel if the ice melt they were using was pet friendly. They had never considered it and I’m happy to say that they looked into it and made sure they purchased pet safe ice melt.

 

Hope you have a great rest of the week- I have some exciting projects in the works this week that I’ll share with you soon!

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