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Walking your dog in Chicago during the winter can be really hard on dogs and humans!

Here are a few tips on how to keep your dog warm and what to look for if you think your dog has hypothermia:

Do you ever wonder how dog’s feet do not freeze when they are outside in the snow and ice?  The pads on their feet contain fatty tissue which doesn’t freeze easily.  To find out more, check out this article and the study published in the journal Veterinary Dermatology:

Have you ever considered that cranking up the indoor heat in your home could cause potential health risks in your pets?  Electric blankets and fireside snoozing could cause thermal skin burns:

Always remember to wipe or clean off your dog’s paws after walking on sidewalks with salt and deicers.  They can irritate their paws and can lead to possible toxicity if ingested.  Here are some other helpful tips for winter paw care:

How do you keep your dog warm and safe during the winter?  We would love to hear any suggestions or products that you use to pass along to everyone!

Stay warm!!!

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