Many people raise their pets indoors or in an apartment, regardless of the breed or size of the animal. On the other hand, there are those who even leave the pet indoors during the day, but when bedtime comes, they put the animal outside.
There is also the thought that “a dog’s place is outside”, and this does not mean that the animal is mistreated, it is common for animals to enjoy the freedom of a backyard to run and play, as long as they have an appropriate place. to rest and protect yourself from heat and cold.
However, some dog breeds, for various reasons, do not do well with certain temperatures, whether they are cold or higher, and because of this, they should not be bred on the side in any way, and should be bred indoors or in environments. covered and controlled so they can stay protected and comfortable.
Brachycephalic breeds, for example, cannot properly control their body temperature and suffer more than normal on hotter days, breeds with very short coats also have problems with intense sun days. Some smaller breeds are already much more sensitive to the cold, having several problems whenever the temperature drops. Therefore, if you intend to be the tutor of a dog of certain breeds, you must keep in mind that you should not leave your pet exposed to the weather in any way – with the exception of leisure time, of course.
Pug, a fragile health pet
The Pug’s coat can protect him from the cold to some extent, but in colder temperatures he will have problems, especially with the wind. The big problem, however, will be with the hottest days, since the puppy suffers from brachycephaly. Its flat nose prevents the air temperature from being cooled down to the lungs, a process common in dogs – and this greatly harms the animal’s health.
French and English Bulldog
A little less sensitive than Pugs, but still quite weakened by higher temperatures. Although they are energetic dogs and they like outdoor activities, it is necessary to be careful and moderate in the practice of exercises. They also suffer from low temperatures, but in the heat, even greater attention should be paid.
Very similar to Bulldogs, the flattened snout prevents them from controlling their body temperature on hot days and they are more susceptible to suffering from heat-related ailments. In addition, short hairs also do not protect you from the coldest temperatures. This is a puppy that should be raised indoors.
In addition to being a tiny little dog, they are very sensitive to the cold, having real bouts of shivering when temperatures drop. You shouldn’t leave a Chihuahua exposed to the weather all the time, even if the puppy is very brave, they are quite sensitive to changes in temperature.
American Pit Bull Terrier
A strong and resistant breed, but it suffers from lower temperatures. Because it is a breed known for practicing various canine activities and considered a “guard dog”, many may not know it, but American Pitbull Terriers suffer a lot from the cold and are very adaptable to living indoors.
The Boxer, despite being a breed with a medium to large size, also suffers from the coldest temperatures and, in addition, has the problem of brachycephaly that harms him on hot days. The breed also tends to suffer from hip dysplasia, which causes serious joint pain, which intensifies on colder days.
It seems strange to say that the German Shepherd should be raised indoors, but it can happen. In general, the breed does well in a certain range of climates, whether hot or cold, but it must have a standard coat and be used to the climate. The breed also tends to suffer from hip dysplasia, which is intensified in colder temperatures.
Sausages suffer a lot in cooler temperatures, despite having a double layered coat – and in some cases long hair – the small size of these dogs causes them to have a lot of problems with freezing weather.
The elongated shape of the body and the short legs can also lead you to have back problems over time, so it is important to avoid going up and down stairs, as well as jumping on furniture.
Similar to the case of Chihuahuas, Pinschers can suffer from severe shivering and, in many cases, it can only be related to the cold. In addition to being a small breed, the most recommended thing is to keep these pets always indoors or, at least, in controlled environments.
A long-haired puppy seems to be well protected from the cold, but that’s not quite the case. The Yorkshire terrier will suffer from both cooler temperatures and warmer days. That’s why it should always be raised indoors, not needing a good jacket and always being well hydrated, depending on the occasion.
In addition to health issues
Another important point to keep pets always well protected is the issue of theft of animals, especially breeds considered more targeted by criminals. Even in the most closed backyards, leaving the pet visible can be quite risky.
In addition, to know how to keep pets well protected from the cold or heat, it is always important to consult a veterinarian.
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