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Monday Mischief: 5 Below

12 Mar

Though February usually is the coldest month in the mid-Atlantic, it was 65 degrees many days (welcome to Maryland). January turned out to be the real freezer this year with January 5th being 5 below zero Fahrenheit. That is just too cold for woman or beast. We only take short walks on days like that. There were a few days, mostly with ice and sleet, that I just couldn’t do it at all.

The chart below, which I found on PetPlan.com, came in handy when I was trying to figure out if it was OK for the dogs to be outside and for how long. I never really thought about it much for the big dogs, but with the little guy (15 to 18 lbs) I guess I have to be more careful. The chart says even under 40 degrees could potentially be harmful to a little dog. I think he is heartier than that.

What do you think? At what temperature do you only run out to do your business and come right back in?

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What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dogs

 

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4 responses to “Monday Mischief: 5 Below

  1. easyweimaraner

    March 12, 2018 at 03:12

    30°f is the limit… below is siberia and we really have problems to encourage someone to enter the back yard ;O)))

     
    • dogdaz

      March 12, 2018 at 06:11

      Wow. You may need a thicker coat.

       
  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 12, 2018 at 16:38

    When it’s under 45 degrees, Mom puts on my sweater and/or jacket. We rarely stay out for longer than 20 minutes in the winter. I’m a shiverer. Actually, so is Mom! She says the word, “Hurry up” a lot.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

     
    • dogdaz

      March 12, 2018 at 17:32

      Haha. Best to move quick and stay warm.

       
 
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