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Coats, booties help keep dogs warm in extreme cold

Posted by Kristi Palma  January 23, 2014 09:07 AM

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Does your pet have a coat? With these cold temperatures, it might be a good time to buy one, experts say.

Dog trainer Dennis Trasinski said coats can indeed help keep a dog warm. But that doesn't mean dogs should remain outside for long in cold weather. See more of his tips in this WTMJ clip.

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Dogs lose most of their heat through their paws and ears, said Trasinski. There are booties made for dogs to keep their feet warm in the snow. Just be aware that not all dogs will accept wearing booties at first. Some need to be trained using patience, practice, and treats. Otherwise, they'll just pull them right off.

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We love this photo of Ajax and Bo from Boston, all bundled up for the snow. Not only do they have coats and booties, but owner Cheryl Coon also puts legwarmers over their ears and neck.

Want more tips for keeping pets safe this winter? Check out these five tips from the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Check out photos of local dogs, some of them wearing coats, playing in the snow. And add your photo.

Does your pet have a coat or booties? Did you have to train him or her to keep them on?




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