With winter in full storm it is important to realize how the cold weather and snow affects your dog.
Both humans and dogs are susceptible to frost bite, hypothermia, and pneumonia. Just because your dog has a permanent fur coat doesn't mean he/she can stay warm when it's 20 degrees or colder. Another important thing to remember is that snow can cause your dog's pads to crack and bleed.
Letting your beloved fur child run and play in the snow is a good idea, but remember the coat and booties at certain temperatures. Every dog is different and they are unable to tell you when they're cold so it is important to watch for any signs of discomfort. This could be slight shivering, lifting or chewing at paws, or excessive head shaking. Enjoy the snow!!