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    Sofee can also join the wieners club. After 10 minutes she sits down and lifts up the front paws and won't go any further. If I take her back in, it's eternal ball playing all night to wear her out, so we have to do the walk!
    Momay - Mum to Sofee Marie - 23 month old Tri

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    your pups aren't whimps lady kept lifting her paws up when she went out for a wee yesterday and it was only like -2 but to be fair thats the coldest weather she's been out in. And on the plus side when it's cold she's super quick pees and then wants to come inside. She does get wet paws though i just make her stand on her bath towel and dry her paws before she runs around the house. She only tolerates this because she gets a treat straight after.
    Natalie, mummy to lady (blen) 8 months old

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    Scout runs outside in the fridged cold full force!! Sometimes I remember to put her little red coat on, but I think that's more for me than her. We've been outside before in single digits temperature and she acts like it's spring time. She never wants to come in. I think my Newf would laugh at her if I put little booties on her feet. She does however, tolerate her little red coat.
    Sharon, proud Mom of Scout (tri) and Breeze (Newfie)

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    Maybe our dogs aren't whimps after all! I just looked up the average temperatures in Iceland and Canada and just look at what I found!

    Weather in Iceland

    Contrary to popular belief, Iceland has very mild, coastal weather. The average summer temperature in Reykjavik, the capital, is 10.6°C/51°F in July, with average highs of 24.3°C/76°F. The average winter temperature in Reykjavik is similar to New York City's, about 0°C/32°F in January (average highs are 9.9°C/50°C). Usually the weather is very changeable.

    The mild climate stems from the Gulf Stream, the warm ocean current from the Gulf of Mexico. The weather is also affected by the East Greenland polar current curving south-eastwards round the north and east coasts.

    on the other hand,

    Canada is the coldest country in the world: average all the daily temperature observations year-round and you get a chilling -5.6° C.

    Me again, wondering what on earth I am doing in Canada! This winter hasn't been so bad, the worst we've had was -37 C...
    Jessica, Mum to Teiglin

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    During this cold spell we've had in Ohio, I've had to carry India in twice (once in mid-poop!), because her feet started to hurt from the cold after only 3 minutes or so. I've noticed that Chocolate and Geordie have the sense to run out, do their business quickly, and run right back in. India wants to sniff around...
    Cathy Moon
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    OMG ....!! I am laughing out loud ever since reading Sara's post ... Lucky is a weiner dog too!!!

    He gets out in the snow, and lifts up his legs and limps like he's injured. I'd bring him to the vet, but it is ONLY during snow. So I carry him in (I'm a sucker I know ... ) and then he's fine. We definitely need the booties here.
    Lani
    (a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)

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    Our first Cavalier had her dewclaws removed before we got her, but not our second. We had Abby's dew claws removed at the same time as she was spayed and microchipped. She did not seem to be in pain in the least. The vet wrapped her up with gauze and tape, which lasted around two or three days, and once it fell off, she was fine. She never mouthed , licked, or chewed at them at all.

    I weighed the pros and cons, and decided along with my vet to do it. I'm very happy that we did, and Abby is just fine

    Phyl

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