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Old 11-14-2012, 10:32 PM
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I would just gradually increase her time outside. A waterproof jacket or a nice warm sweater is definitely a must, but paw protection is just as important. If you can find booties that fit and she'll walk in them, I would use them. In my experience, it's the feet that get hit the hardest by the cold. I haven't been able to find boots that fit yet (I actually just returned a pair today) and last winter we were only outside for about 5 minutes, and Odie actually fell onto her side in the snow because she didn't want her paws touching the ground anymore. Poor thing! Now if it's really cold, we either don't go outside or really limit the time spent outside. On warmer days, once we get walking and warmed up she seems to be fine.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:06 PM
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I am more afraid of the bitter cold, it get so cold here I'm affraid mine will freeze solid in a couple minutes of being outside. Whem we go out I put jackets on them. I know another member on here LS uses vasoline and baby powder on their little paws. I woul like to know more about that.
Usually if it hurts to breath outside, we don't go out, we have potty pads in a designated area for them to go on.
Oh that's a good idea baby powder is that after or before going outside?


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Yeah!! for washable pee pads. No going out in frigid/snowy/rain/sleet!!!! I decided when I got my first small dog, that she would be pee pad trained. Never looked back, and never changed my mind. All of my dogs since have been inside/outside trained. Never got 'confused' as some posters seems to think of this training. JMO
I'm thinking of pee pad training deal but yeah I'm scared she might get confused like having to go outside and later be inside? How does that work if I may ask?


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Cody hates the snow and rain.. We have cold winters here in WA state.
He is inside/outside trained but he prefers to go outside. I put him in sweaters and coats but when I'm traveling with him and he has to go outside I wrap him in blankets and carry him. I also use paw wax on his feet.
Aww everyone seems like snow chis haha mines hates it,where did you get paw wax from? Minnesota is really cold so I'm trying to keep her warm


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Ahh poor lil one yeah mines almost slipped but thankfully didn't , yes finding booties for chis are hard! Because their feet are tiny :/


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I am more afraid of the bitter cold, it get so cold here I'm affraid mine will freeze solid in a couple minutes of being outside. Whem we go out I put jackets on them. I know another member on here LS uses vasoline and baby powder on their little paws. I woul like to know more about that.
Usually if it hurts to breath outside, we don't go out, we have potty pads in a designated area for them to go on.
Ye gads, that is something I simply cannot even begin to imagine - how does anything exist in such conditions, it's just beyond me!!!
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Ye gads, that is something I simply cannot even begin to imagine - how does anything exist in such conditions, it's just beyond me!!!
Ha ha lol I know.... Right? Yet we still live up here in the frigid north. What I would give to be abile to move someplace warm!
When the temp gets so cold that your nose and lungs acually feel like they are freezing its probably around -20 to -30 below zero F and that is not factoring wind chill it can get to 50-60 below. I don't want to let my little ones out , they would literally freeze solid in no time at all!
How anything exists? I don't know, but I have been for 44 Years. Lol! We dress in layers and cover up ant bare skin, hands, face, head. Etc... And don't go out!
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Yessica, number one thing is to invest in a waterproof and windproof coat,
one that will fit well, not too tight, not too loose, preferably with fleece or
faux fur lining. As for paws, you can buy booties, but not all dogs tolerate
them and often times you end up losing a bootie here and there during walks,
finding ones that will stay on can be a challenge. I use a mixture of baby powder and
vaseline, you simply mix the two until you get a nice thick consistency and rub
them on all paw pads before each walk. Once you come home simply wipe off
the residue, or wash the paws if you like. With a good coat and protection on
the paws there is no reason for your Chi to not walk, so do not give into fits or
tantrums, stay positive, encourage her, make the experience enjoyable, if she
does not want to walk you can use treats to entice her, if she is chilly you can
pick up the pace and walk quickly or run, most importantly keep up the walks, do
short by frequent walks if you like, but don't stop walking, it's so good for both
you and your pup. I am from Russia, now live in Canada and all of my dogs, no
matter the size always walk all year long, be it rain, snow, wind or hail, when
you are well equipped there are no excuses to miss out.
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