WINTER IS COMING… AND WE MUST KEEP OUR POMERANIAN WARM
Winter is coming and we must take some measures to help our Pomeranian to fight the cold. In today’s post: the use of a coat.
If you also live in a place where the winter is very cold and temperatures drop below 32 F, it is often foggy or it snows, it is essential to keep your Pomeranian warm.
I must confess that we were not very keen on dressing Pomeranians because we believed in some myths:
- 1st myth: Pomeranians dogs’ ancestors were dogs pulling sleds in northern Europe, therefore, dogs that were used to surviving in cold climates.
- 2nd myth: Pomeranians are especially known by their precious and abundant fur and it is impossible that they are cold with that fur.
- 3rd myth: Dogs’ clothes squash and damage the fur of dogs like Pomeranians.
However, all these myths have proved false. Do you dare to debunk these myths with us? : )
- 1st false myth > At present Pomeranians’ body mass and size is not the same as their ancestors, which came to weigh up to 48 pounds, or as current Samoyed or Siberian Huskies. Toy or mini dogs breeds that don’t pull sleds, have more difficulties to keep their body temperature than larger dogs.
- 2nd false myth > Nowadays, during the cold months dogs spend less time outdoors and more time indoors, where they get used to be warm thanks to the heaters. You, human, try to go outside in the winter without a coat and you will see what happens…Achoo! 😛
- 3rd myth > The fur won’t be damaged if you take away the dog’s coat as soon as you get home and you brush it (don’t forget to use a conditioner spray to not break the fur). Better warm than suffering from hypothermia, right?
After refuting those myths and having seen how Colette shivered once while being inside the bag where I carried her, we decided to buy her a coat.
The first time we dressed Colette with the coat was very “funny” (well, we suppose that it was not that funny for Colette because she couldn’t walk with it and she looked like Robocop 😉 (All of you who dress your dogs know what I am talking about, don’t you?). But gradually, as she realizes you are taking her coat, she will know it’s time to go out and she will be happy.
Colette’s coat is a model from previous season. It is reversible (so we have two coats for one) and as you can see, it has a hood…something we soon noticed that Pomeranians don’t like very much. If you see that the hood bothers him/her to walk, grab the hood with the harness and problem solved! And you will see how your Pomeranian stops walking like Robocop to walk down in a few minutes like a Victoria’s Secret catwalk model! 🙂
In future posts, we will talk about more ideas and give you advice on how to protect our Pomeranians against the cold.
And you, do you keep warm your Pomeranians when it is cold?
Do they have more coats than you? 😉
We encourage you to tell us in the comments of this post. Thank you!