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The Manual: Winterize Your Dog

Learn how to prepare your dog for cold temps and tricky terrain with this guide.
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Avoid Ailments
>> Joint pain: Exercise in low temps can exacerbate it. Berger recommends a canine-specific anti-inflammatory (like Rimadyl) for pain-prone dogs.
>> Hypothermia: Pooches can suffer from it, just like humans, especially if fur is wet at temps below 32°F. If he’s shivering, give food and warm him in
a sleeping bag. Frost-bite is rare in dogs at temps above -20°F.

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