Every winter, many dog ​​owners wonder if it's too cold for their pet. While all pet lovers want to make sure their pet is comfortable and warm during the colder months, how do you know if your furry friend needs a coat or just a good cuddle? Let's look at some of the factors to consider when determining if your dog needs winter clothing.

Quebec winter

Quebec winter, as you have probably noticed, is known for being snowy and extremely cold. The winter is harsh and long, very long. Humidity is also a factor to take into account when taking your puppy outside. Don't forget to protect the joints and hips of your puppy and senior dog!

Race Matters

Your dog's breed affects its tolerance to cold temperatures. Small breeds like Chihuahuas, Poodles and Shih Tzus have shorter coats and feel the cold more than larger dogs like Golden Retrievers, Labradors and Huskies. If you have a small dog, they may need a coat or sweater during the colder months, while larger breeds can usually handle the cold without a coat. Dogs with wool, such as Golden Doodles, poodles and dogs with long hair, may find themselves with beige lumps on their paws and under their pads. To prevent your dog from becoming a snowman, protective pants and boots are an effective way to protect them.

Age and health factors

Dogs age faster than humans, so puppies and older dogs may need extra protection from harsher weather conditions. Besides age, consider your dog's health when deciding whether or not he needs additional clothing in winter. Dogs with arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions, respiratory problems, or other chronic illnesses need to be kept warm at all times to avoid further discomfort or complications. Healthy dogs who are used to outdoor activities can handle being outside in cold temperatures for short periods of time without needing additional clothing (in most cases). However, if you notice your dog shivering excessively or trying to hide from the cold, it may be a sign that he needs an extra layer of warmth, such as a coat or sweater.

These dog coats that you will definitely like

The four-legged Mondain Dog coat

This coat is simply perfect for winter! Whether for a small or large dog, the Chien Mondain four-legged coat will keep your companion warm during the freezing winters. This snowsuit is lined and well insulated to keep warm, while being waterproof. It looks great with its brown faux fur hood and long sleeves. Its ventral closure with snap buttons allows companions to play in the snow for hours and hours without even worrying about unbuttoning. The Chien Mondain 4-legged coat is THE perfect coat for our Quebec winters!

The zip dog coat

For dogs who don't like paw coats, this coat is THE ideal coat! This lined, waterproof red coat is sleeveless and hoodless. It is very simple to put on. Simply tuck the front paws into the holes and close the zipper on the dog's back. That's it! This coat even has “D” clips on the back to attach the leash. So you don't have to wear a harness for walking! Quick to put on and more than effective, this coat will make your dog a real winter fan!

Essential winter accessories to keep your pet warm

Chien Mondain boots

A model of boots specially designed for the comfort and protection of your dog's paws. These boots were created to face Quebec winters. They are suitable for dogs up to 35 lbs, depending on the breed. These boots are easy to put on and hold very well on the paw thanks to the elastic fastening system. They protect against snow, ice and salt and are flexible and waterproof, allowing your companion to enjoy their outdoor outing 100%.

Gray leggings

These stylish leggings will keep your companion's legs warm during cold temperatures. They even help prevent snow from getting into the boots during outdoor play sessions or outdoor walks. These knit leg warmers are warm and very easy to put on.

In conclusion, there are many factors to consider when deciding whether it's too cold for your dog or not, ranging from breed size and age to health status and activity level. . Ultimately, it's a matter of common sense: if it's too cold for you, chances are it's too cold for your dog too! Always keep an eye on them when they are outside in cooler temperatures and make sure they come back inside warm and happy, that's what really matters!