Michigan Humane Society

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Check out the Michigan Humane Society blog on Mondays to see common veterinary questions answered. If you have an immediate medical concern with your pet, please call your veterinarian! If you have a non-urgent question you would like answered on the blog, you can comment here or email us at mail(at)michiganhumane.org. This blog is a repost pertaining to cold weather safety – it’s cold outside!

“I see people walking dogs with coats and boots on, and I was wondering if it is really necessary? I always thought dogs were embarrassed by clothing but these people say they need the clothing to stay warm in the winter. Should my dog be wearing a coat?”

Whether or not your dog needs to wear boots and a coat in the colder weather depends on the dog. Many dogs won’t tolerate clothes, especially boots. Boots can help protect your dog’s feet from ice and…

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