With this current cold spell underway I thought this worth reminding everyone about. We humans have such good equipment it's not that bad going out in really cold weather, but it is extra dangerous for your dog.
Most who have hunted awhile already know this, but it's worth repeating and if you're relatively new it's definitely something to take into account.
Hypothermia in dogs happens faster than U think.
Moreover, ice is a problem and hips are at risk; ice over deep water (so U cannot rescue your dog) is deadly ... especially if your dog's dew claws have been removed ... and most are.
A portable heater, a collar that won't slip, and leash to control your dog from an inadvertent ice adventure can be worth their weight in gold. Also, something relatively dry to sit on, and a shield from the wind are obvious advantages for the dogs.
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on Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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