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    09-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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Keeping dogs warm in winter?

With the winter months coming I thought it would be nice to start thinking what I can do with Izzy while I ride. She's able to come in the house after but I don't want her to get too chilled while I ride, as she can't be in the house alone. I wouldn't usually worry, but since she is a Boxer I read they get cold pretty easily.I'm wondering if there are any coats or booties you guys would recommend. I was thinking if I got her a nice coat and had a hand warmer in it? Also maybe a nice blanket around her? Any tips you guys can think of would be great!
     
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    09-02-2012, 06:20 PM
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Either a coat and boots or get a crate to put her in inside your house while you are away.

Don't ever leave her outside for extended periods of time. Boxers are not equipped to deal with the cold.
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    09-02-2012, 06:21 PM
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Green Broke
If there is a reason she can't be crated in the house .....? .. Then I would provide her a dog house outside loaded with hay .. my outside dogs LOVED to curl up in hay-filled dog houses...
     
    09-02-2012, 06:30 PM
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She can be crated in the house, but our crate is huge and I wouldn't want to clutter up the house at the farm, or leave her alone for an entire day as I'm gone for over 8 hours. I will end up staying home when its too cold to do anything.
     
    09-02-2012, 08:00 PM
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I wouldn't be leaving her outside. Boxers aren't equipped for the cold at all, plus there are a lot of other risks involved, including theft. She'd probably be happier in a crate. Part of owning a dog is sacrificing part of your house to an ugly black eyesore. Thank goodness my dane is trustworthy alone inside, because those crates are terrible. BUT they serve a very important purpose.

Anyway, Muttluks and Chilly Dogs (Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats) are great for the winter. Just please keep her inside when you're not home.
     
    09-02-2012, 08:18 PM
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Oh there would be no risk of her getting stolen, she sits right on the bench with my instructor! I'm going to talk to the farm and see if I can use one of their stalls and put a nice heater in there. That way she doesn't need to be home alone and can still be nice and toasty!
     
    09-02-2012, 09:47 PM
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Coats are good, My lab doesn't need his, but he gets so excited when he wears it. His whole attitude changes.

This product is a million times better than a hand warmer. I have one for me and my pets. It is so wonderful, especially if you are having a sour stomach or aches. It really does stay warm for HOURS. Plus it is reusable.
Pet Supply Imports SnuggleSafe Pet Heating Pad:Amazon:Pet Supplies
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    09-02-2012, 09:50 PM
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Not to mention there is no fire danger. If you set it up under blankets or a bed or hay, it would keep warm safely. I cannot recommend it enough. I didn't have heat in my room one winter. This baby kept me cozy all night long!
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    09-02-2012, 09:57 PM
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I'm defiantly buying that!!!!
     
    09-02-2012, 10:33 PM
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I was a little turned off at the price, but it is WELL worth it.
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