I wanted to follow-up my recent article from February with tips for what you can do with your pup (or cat) when it's too cold outside by giving my clients, social media followers, and newsletter subscribers the floor!
Marwa says: "...when its too cold out, we play games inside, learn new tricks (puppr app), change up our eating style with food puzzles, kongs, create trails on the floor with kibble... What is too cold? Well, depends on the dog breed and size, mine are both M-L and double-coated...when its too cold for me with all my gear then its def too cold for them + always check the forecast for weather warnings...(I) bundle them only to protect from rain - no booties - (I) protect their paws with wax/coconut oil."
Check out the adorable photo of one of Marwa's dogs, Remy, above this article.
Priya says: "I like to hide treats for her around the house and make her go sniffing around for them. I also put peanut butter inside her kong toys. There is no such thing as too cold for Kaia, she thrives in the cold and hates her coat..."
Check out these lovely pics of Kaia below:
Valerie says that Max, her Chihuahua Dachshund cross, doesn't like the cold at all, ever, so slightly cold is too cold for him! But he's got his treat ball made by FouFou Dog (and available in pet stores such as Small Wonders Pets on the Danforth) to keep him busy inside.
Check out the adorable photo of Max above, and the video of Max playing with his beloved treat ball!
Ingrid says: "...Too cold I’d say about -10 or less.
We play hide and seek (when inside) - he waits in a room, I hide a toy and he comes out to find it. I (also) give him massages (and) I fill up his treat dispensing toys."
Check out these fun pics of Chino below:
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Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.