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12/24/08
Winter Weather Care
Filed under: General, Canine Health
Posted by: The Gundogdoc @ 6:40 am

We’ve had a stretch of weather here in South Dakota that has been unbelievable…or should I say unbearable. I get extremely concerned about outside dogs in conditions like we have been experiencing. With temperatures and wind chills well below zero it just isn’t conducive to being outdoors.

I realize that all of us don’t have the luxury of having our pups inside full time; however, for those of you with outdoor dogs I’m posting this as a reminder to be extra vigilant with your outdoor dogs. Its to easy to throw some food and water in the kennel, make sure they’re still alive and head back to the warmth of the house. I’d ask you to take a little more time to evaluate your hunting partner:

That list is pretty simple, and most of the items are no more than a little common sense. However, because they are so simple, I think they are also pretty easy to forget. This is the time of year to be extra vigilant with your outdoor dogs. While your family is celebrating the joy of this Holiday Season, don’t forget about your hunting buddy out in his run.

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