Dachshunds don’t like to be cold or wet, so most aren’t in favor of the winter weather. Dachshunds have less body insulation than other dog breeds with thicker fur coats so they need some extra protection to stay warm.
It is important to learn some ways to protect your dachshund in cold weather to keep them safe and comfortable this winter.
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Your dachshund’s paws, legs, and ears are the most vulnerable body parts to frostbite. Frostbite occurs when the tissue below the skin freezes.
Ice Melt Chemicals:
Continuing to take your dachshund for their daily walks in the winter is a good idea to maintain a healthy routine. But, beware of the rock salt and ice melt on the sidewalks and driveways. These chemicals can cause nasty cracking, dryness, and even chemical burn to your pup’s paws if not cleaned off or protected properly.
If your dachshund licks the rock salt or ice melt on the bottom of their feet, it could cause mouth sores and issues with their GI Tract. If your dog consumes any rock salt or ice melt, take them to the vet ASAP, this is toxic to dogs.