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Chilly Dogs

Animals  (tags: dogs dog care, winter, cold )

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With temps dropping into the teens, it's time for some reminders, courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States, on how to keep your pets safe in winter.

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Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2008, 6:51 pm
No animal should ever be left out in the cold......EVER!!!!!!

Plant Life~~Plant Trees~~Foe the animals.....................

Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2008, 6:57 pm
Noted w/thanks!
Bette you are so right!
They should not be left out in the cold (or heat).
Mine are even inside when it rains.
As a matter of fact, mine are inside when they want to be! LOL

Carl Nielsen (7)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 5:05 am
Lots of animals are adapted to live out in the cold - how else do you think wild spicies and domesticated species before becoming domesticated survive ?
In Greenland they keep their dogs outside all year round where they are quite happy sleeping on the ground (or ice) - no problem for the dogs.
Don't antropomorphise animals.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 5:32 am
Domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses, sheep, cows, goats must be kept in warm surroundings in order to survive.
And......Many wild animals do freeze to death in an especially harsh winter!!

PLANT LIFE~~PLANT TREES...................

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 10:38 am
Hi Bette,
You are so right!
Just like this poor baby ...
Cat Loses Paws, Tail, Nose to Frostbite, But Makes It
I have many friends around the world and they are not so heartless to subject their pets/animals to such cruelty.
Take Care,

Carl Nielsen (7)
Saturday January 26, 2008, 7:28 pm
Absolute BS - lots of domesticated species are fine being kept outdoors in the tempareta climate zone all year round - the dogs on Greenland (Arctic weather zone) are domesticated and several sorts of horses, cattle etc. are fine as long as they have enoug food and somewhere to shelter from the wind.
They will however likely not be able to deal with the cold if you start keeping them inside, because then they may not grow the winter fur they need to keep warm.
If domesticated animals somehow magically lost their ability to survive the winter outdoors, then how come feral domesticated species can be such a threat to the environment ?
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