Ways To Protect Your Dachshund in Cold Weather
Dachshunds have less body insulation than other dog breeds, so they need some extra protection to stay warm.
Whether your Dachshund is a short-hair, long-hair, or wire-hair, their fur is pretty thin, so they get cold easily. As your doxie gets older, it gets harder to regulate their body temperature.
To help keep your Dachshund warm this winter, I recommend getting a couple of coats or sweaters to keep them warm and dry when going outside for walks and potty time.
Best Winter Coat For Dachshunds:
The DJANGO Puffer Coat is my #1 choice for my own Dachshunds. It has full coverage for your Dachshund’s extra long back, is weather-resistant, and is made with durable materials. It also has extra large arm holes for your doxie’s maximum flexibility.
All Dachshunds enjoy being warm and cozy – and this coat is just that!
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After your chilly walk outside, gently wipe off your dog’s paws, belly, and legs with a damp cloth or dog grooming wipes. This helps to to prevent irritation from any salt or ice melt chemicals on the sidewalks.
Also remove any ice balls stuck between their toes or fur.
If you don’t have the time to wash and wipe off your doxie’s feet every time they go outside, consider some dog booties.
Winter Dog Boots help protect your pup’s paws from ice melt, salt, and snow. They even keep your dog’s paws nice and toasty while outside.
If your Dachshund can’t tolerate a dog paw bootie, try some paw balm instead. I use PawTection Dog Paw Balm on both of my Dachshunds. They don’t mind it when I apply the balm to their paw pads right before their daily walk.
Paw Wax protects your doxie’s paws from toxic salt and ice melt used on the sidewalks during the winter season. It contains vitamin E to help keep your pup’s paws moisturized and even helps heal paw pad wounds.
Limit Outside Time
Dogs can get frostbite or hypothermia when cold weather temperatures go below 40°F. When you take your doxie for their walk, make sure to always dress them in a warm winter coat, protect their paws, and keep your walks brief, 10-15 minutes max.
If it is just too cold outside, stay home.
Here are some fun indoor games that you can play with your dog when you are stuck inside.