Extreme low temperatures may cause hypothermia in dogs despite their thick coats of fur. Hypothermia may cause severe health complications and even death.
-Hypothermia could be caused by shock, exposure to cold, submersion in cold water, anesthesia, and wet fur and skin.
-Signs of hypothermia include strong shivering, listlessness, paleness and frostbite in the footpads, tail and ear tips.
– Use warm blankets or a wrapped hot water bottle to give warmth and to help raise body temperature.
Factors that increase an animal’s risk for hypothermia include very young or old age, low body fat, hypothyroidism, and anesthesia.
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