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  1. Arti says:

    Dogs with double coats like huskies, Newfoundlands, and Alaskan malamutes don’t need sweaters to deal with snow or a walk in cold weather. Certain dog breeds are naturally thin, like greyhounds and whippets, and they probably need a sweater when it’s cold. Less fat equals less ability to conserve body heat, so it’s safer for them to be wearing a fewthing to help them do so. Of course, no dog should be left outside for long periods of time in frigid weather, low wind chills, or a winter storm. In fact, many of these northern breed dogs love the cold and are actually more energetic and playful during the winter than they are during the summer. These dogs evolved in cold climates, and as long as they are healthy, they’ll be fine in most cold weather conditions. They might even dangerously overheat if you put clothes on them in cold weather. Keeping your sick dog warm will help ease the load for all of the bodily systems that are already working harder than normal to keep things stable. A dog with a medical condition like cancer, diabetes, or a heart problem will be less likely to be able to tolerate cold conditions as well as completely healthy dogs can. When a dog has a medical condition, their body is busy maintaining things, and any stressor, including cold, can tumble everything out of balance.

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