Keeping Your Dog Warm in The Winter Months

Keeping your dog warm
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Animals are animals, right? They’re meant to be outdoors – they can handle it. This is probably a sentiment you’ve heard in many different variations throughout your time as a pet owner. While it is true that animals have a much more resilient bodily makeup to us humans, allowing them to cope with outdoor conditions a lot better, there’s still no reason why we shouldn’t make them feel as comfortable as possible. Different breeds have different lengths and thicknesses of fur, not all dogs fare as well as others when it comes to extreme temperatures. As we approach the colder months, it’s important to make sure your dog is warm and comfortable to reduce the risk of health problems like hyperthermia and increase their overall wellbeing. There are many things we can do to help our pets, including the use of insulated dog coats and other types of warm clothing.

What Breeds Are More Susceptible To The Cold?

Most dogs are pretty good at self regulating their temperature. They have a natural instinct that tells them when they are too hot or too cold. There are, however, different breeds that will feel the cold more than others. These can include breeds that are native to warmer climates which experience less severe changes in temperature. Generally, these animals from warmer areas of the world will have developed shorter coats to help them to stay cool. This is an evolutionary trait that serves them well in their natural habitat but can cause issues when they’re faced with the drastic weather changes of the South-East Australian coast.

The size of your dog can also affect how they deal with the cold. Larger dogs are generally better at keeping themselves warm due to their increased overall mass. Dog breeds that will need a little extra care during the colder months include:

  • Great Danes
  • Beagles
  • Pugs
  • Greyhounds
  • Chihuahuas
  • Shih Tzus
  • Boxers and others

Signs That Your Dog Is Too Cold


  • You can see them shivering or shaking
  • They’re not moving around much
  • They appear to be lifting their paws up off the ground
  • They look hunched over and frightened
  • They look hunched over and frightened
  • Their heart rate is dropping and they seem lethargic
  • They appear uncoordinated or struggle to maintain their balance

Dog Coats To Keep Your Canine Warm & Cosy


Cosy Dog Coats by KB Copper Collars

The easiest and most cost effective way to keep your dog warm in winter is with a high quality outdoor dog coat. It’s important that the coat is made of a durable material and fitted correctly to your pet. KB Copper Collars offers sizes ranging from 3X Small all the way to 7X Large to make sure you can find the right fit for any dog. The insulation inside these specially manufactured vests allow your dog to keep their body heat inside of them, where it belongs. Preventing warmth escaping from the key muscle and organ groups around the torso area. The waterproof material allows rain and snow to glide right off, stopping it from being absorbed into the fabric. KB Copper Collar dog coats also feature a copper back bone through the spine of the vest, allowing your dog to experience all the healing properties associated with natural copper while staying warm and dry.


Keeping My Dog Dry With KB Copper Collars!

KB Copper Collars are your one stop shop for all your canine, feline and assorted pet accessories. We provide a wide range of products to keep your pets warm, happy and safe. Visit our online store to see all of our full range or contact us today to find out more about what we’re all about.


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