In winter, at low air temperatures, i.e. below zero, the risk of a French bulldog getting cold outside and exhibiting the number of diseases increases significantly. Of course, the winter cold is not as dangerous for a Frenchman as the summer heat, but, nevertheless, the cold is different from the cold, and the owner should pay great attention to the prevention of winter ailments.
As we have already noted, the main problem of short-haired dogs in winter, including representatives of the French bulldogs, is their hypothermia. The first signs of hypothermia are trembling and tightening of the paws. The thermoregulatory mechanisms of the dog’s body, accustomed to a certain, homely ambient temperature, cannot always withstand the load associated with a large temperature difference when going out for a walk, and the dog catches a cold. Hypothermia is especially dangerous for puppies. Most often, their joints suffer, which provokes arthritis, a serious chronic disease. Hypothermia is fraught with various complications: pneumonia, respiratory diseases, myositis, arthritis, otitis media, and inflammation of the bladder and kidneys.
In order to reduce the possibility of hypothermia, it is necessary to provide your pet with an intense motor load. Do not allow long sitting and lying in the snow. Play stick with her, let her communicate and run with other dogs because most of the energy spent on muscle activity is spent on heat generation. It is necessary to accustom small bulldogs to walk in the cold gradually, constantly increasing the time of the walk and giving physical activity. At the same time, the dog is tempered and in the future will not freeze even in severe frost.
When the thermometer shows the temperature below 17 degrees, the duration of street walks should be reduced, and it is also recommended to wear a blanket or overalls that cover the dog from the base of the tail to the neck (it is desirable that the overalls have a collar), as well as covering the stomach.
Such “clothing” for dogs already exists and it will not be difficult to find it. Of course, you can do without specialized stores, for example, the French, children’s sweaters with short sleeves are also well suited. But it should be remembered that this is not at all a suitable option when walking under wet snow, because. sweaters can get wet, which increases the likelihood of illness. Sometimes you can hear advice to wear a hat in winter for a dog. You just don’t need to do this, it’s still a dog, not a doll, you not only constrain it but also increase the risk of otitis, not to mention the fact that you can ruin the ears of a puppy with cartilage that has not yet hardened.
😍 These gadgets are on my Frenchie’s wishlist, maybe your Frenchie needs them too? 🥰
✅ We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Watch funny clips HERE
✅ My Frenchie has been self-conscious about his hair for years. He finally has the confidence to go on walks now. Other dogs don’t even know it’s a wig! What a steal!! LOL
✅ These matching sweaters are absolutely adorable. Fits my 22lb French bulldog like a glove, his shirt is super soft.
✅ Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time! It came with adjustable straps just in case the Frenchie gains weight (again.)
✅ Safety first, right? My Frenchie loves bike rides in the backpack but not so much in the rain, this Goggle/Hemlet set really helps keep the rain out of the eyes and ears.
✅ Omg too cute😍 I do not need to explain why your Frenchie needs it right?
✅ The hoodie is really well made and super soft fleece-lined! My Frenchie has been in it for hours, which is not common… safe to say it is puppy approved!
✅ You only need this one high-quality water-resistant jacket for Winter. Necessary piece. Make sure you check out the reviews to get the right size instead of keeping returning.
✅ There are built-in ear holes for comfort, which is how my Frenchie usually wears it, but sometimes we just have to keep those ears covered up and keep the heat in on the super-cold days.
✅ This playpen is a life saver! They can be linked together if desired to create a larger pen.
✅ No animal should have to sleep on the floor and hurt or be cold. I asked my Frenchie for a review – unfortunately he’s too busy snoring, farting and sleeping on it to answer me…lol
✅ This is a fantastic car seat w lots of clever features. The entire seat can collapse to fit into its own carrying bag, though it’s easily put together again in 30 sec. The cover that the dogs rest on is silky soft faux fur which doesn’t seem to snag dirt and debris. It easily zips out for washing, and during the summer you can reverse the cover so the canvas side is up and not the fur. The pillow that boosts the dogs up in the seat has a soft foam side akin to memory foam. It’s very roomy and well made for a small Frenchie.
✅ The couch is stylish and lightweight but definitely sturdy. As an added bonus the legs have non-skid pads on the bottom so it won’t slide when he gets in and out of it. Holding up pretty good even when Frenchie digs in it…
✅ Let me do you a favor and let you know that you NEED this NOW!!! It was very comfortable for me at this height. No pain or awkward positions and I didn’t get soaked.
✅ I don’t remember seeing any other pet strollers using this kind of high-end wheels. Perfect for the small puppy that is old or can’t walk much.