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The coldest air in a couple of years...don't forget the pets

Sadly we see this often.

Pets, especially dogs, tied up outside

Some have a shelter but not much else.


One thing they need for sure is WATER!

NO! Snow is not good enough.  It drops the body temp and it takes a lot to equal a good drink.

Food is also important so that the pet can generate body heat.


Feed you pet an extra meal, make sure it is warm and give it water that is also warm...NOT HOT!


Put yourself in your pets place... what do you think you would need?

Comment balloon 15 commentsWilliam Feela • January 15 2016 08:05PM



have to take care in freezing weather.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Dogs like the cold and snow, but only if they are conditioned to it and as you say have plenty of food and water.  When we are doing our winter camping I make sure Jack gets plenty of warm soup every day and a warm bed next to me to sleep in at night.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 4 years ago

Hi William Feela ,  I found that dogs have a problem with the bottom of their feet, when the tempurature goes below zero.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 4 years ago

William Feela yep, getting there - getting colder day by day (and soon there will be a groundhog day!)

And appreciate your concern for pets - though we don't have any.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 4 years ago

If you're hot, they're hot, if you're cold, they're cold.  What you need is what they need.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 4 years ago

Good morning William.  If you have one they need the same love and care you do.  If you can't let inside during extreme cold and heat don't get one.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 4 years ago

William Feela Great advice. We kept hunting dogs for years and we always prepared a place for them to stay warm and out of the cold wind. Consequently, they were always ready for the next hunt.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) about 4 years ago

Great advice, William.  Those pets look to us for their safety and we shouldn't let them down.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 4 years ago

Luckily I have not seen a dog abused this way William Feela or the owner may have a sore nose.

Bob Timm

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 4 years ago

Good morning William. Pets are cold as we are when the temperatures drop. Dogs belong inside period.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 4 years ago

Bill even larger farm type animals need protection at least from the wind.  And they need water!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 4 years ago

My dogs live inside.  And my grandpa used to give his cows warm food and water in freezing temeratures.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 4 years ago

Hope you are staying warm and happy Birthday!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 4 years ago


  Happy Birthday to you, Bill!

   You are so right about pets, and farm animals, needing fresh water... and protection from bitter cold.

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 4 years ago

William, I just don’t understand the mentality of tying a dog up and keeping it outside in any kind of weather.  That would never be tolerated where I live.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 4 years ago