Yes, there ARE days when it’s too cold to take your Morkie for a walk!

Since Morkies have hair, not fur that can generate some thermal properties, they can get REALLY cold in winter, especially this year’s polar blasts.

Besides hypothermia, there are other winter dangers for small dogs, including:

  • frostbite
  • cracked paws
  • toxic chemicals in ice remover

 

Do dogs need coats in cold weather?

Yes, they do; and the coat should come up around the neck and cover the belly. It should be long enough to go from the neck to tail. Waterproof coats, versus sweaters, are better in protecting your Morkie.

The coat should be big enough to fit comfortably. Think “snug” but not tight.

A little white puppy in a full snowsuit, from Dogster.com

from Dogster.com

 


At $79.95 at Amazon.com, the Quinzee Jacket from Ruffwear is expensive, but will last your dog’s lifetime: it is warm, weather-resistant, and packable. Available in 6 sizes.

The Quinzee jacket – comes in three colors. 

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A tiny Morkie, wearing a snow suit in the snow.

Their other jacket, the Cloud Chaser, is similar but features short front sleeves.

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Winter paw care

Consider a product like Musher’s Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax from Amazon.

Year-round help. It not only protects your Morkie’s paws from winter ice, snow and snow removal chemicals, but it also protects against sand and hot pavement. Musher’s Secret Wax is made from all-natural, 100% wax-based cream. The non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-staining formula can be used weekly or as needed to prevent abrasions, burning, drying and cracking.

Keep your dog safe – and yourself too! 

Check out this helpful guide on www.SmartDogOwners.com all about winter safety, called the Ultimate Guide to Walking Your Dog in The Snow. 

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