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    I was wondering when it is too cold to take a pup out for a walk? Cooper is 3 1/2 months old and it is -18 here today. He seems to want to go out for his walk but I am afraid it is too cold for his paws....? (Maybe it is just too cold for me)

    By the way I posted earlier that he had megaesophagus, thanks for the replies, I was too upset to respond, I have taken him to a new vet who doesn't think it is true megaesophagus? He will re-xray him when he is neutured in March. Keeping my fingers crossed, he doesn't seem to have any problems with food just water. I guess it is always good to get a second opinion!

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    Where are you located that its that cold? Sorry I have no advice its in the 70's here

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    -18 there? Its -8 here right now and not suppost to make it past 1F Im not letting my girls out other than to potty and back in.
    I would think its to cold for his feet I would keep him in and find a nice game of run around the house crazy to play!

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    It's only too cold when it's too cold for you.
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    Casey usually starts to lift her paws (i.e. cold feet) when the temps are in the -10 to -15 F range so we stop our walks then. This morning we had -15 and windchills in the -40's so no walk for Casey and she's not a happy camper. :
    Puppies aren't very good at regulating their body temperatures or knowing when they've had enough. IMHO -18 is too cold for more than just a quick potty romp in the yard. But being confined to the house is a great chance to invent some new indoor games, practice commands and teach new tricks.

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    Thanks, I think I will try the indoor training today! By the way I am in British Columbia (Kamloops)!

    At least it is Sunny today!

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    When they say on the news not to stay out to long due to frostbite warning...probably best to keep them in (other than potty breaks)

    But trust me - i can get pretty darn cold and they're fine. though if you were to go from say -5 (c) to -40 (c) in two days i'd worry as they haven't had the time to adapt to the cold.

    Keep an eye on the sand/salt - both rocky and dryf would start limping but not due to the cold; but because a rock was stuck in the paw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperpup
    Thanks, I think I will try the indoor training today! By the way I am in British Columbia (Kamloops)!

    At least it is Sunny today!
    I feel for you we are in south east B.C. and it is supposed to get down to -32C tonight. I brought bones home today and I think we will run around in the house tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondedog
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperpup
    Thanks, I think I will try the indoor training today! By the way I am in British Columbia (Kamloops)!

    At least it is Sunny today!
    I feel for you we are in south east B.C. and it is supposed to get down to -32C tonight. I brought bones home today and I think we will run around in the house tonight.
    Ok I admit - at -32 I might consider very short walks and try to stay indoors too
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    Sweet mother of mercy- it is COLD where you are!!! I can't get over that!

    I know this makes me sound stupid and Southern, but I get wimpy when it's 32 degrees ABOVE freezing. Yikes yikes yikes. I can't imagine negative temperatures!

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