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:
- 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.
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 colours.
Their other jacket, the Cloud Chaser, is similar, but features short front sleeves.
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, it protects against sand and hot pavement. Musher’s Secret Wax is made from all-natural, 100% wax-based cream. Non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-staining formula can be used weekly or as needed to prevent abrasions, burning, drying and cracking.