Linus is my 8 year old Australian Shepherd. He is a sweetheart loves Parker to pieces. Linus has arthritis as many older dogs do. I worry about Linus because when it is cold like today he will go outside and not come in. He just goes out and lays on the wet cold ground (snowy today) and when I call him to come in he looks at me like I'm nuts. He will stay out fhere for an hour and just lay there like it was 90 degress out. I just could not figure it out until my husband said maybe the cold makes his arthritis feel better. Could this be true. I always thought warmth worked better but???? Any opinions.
PS Thought I'd get more response here. thanks, Peg
I don't know for sure or maybe he just doesn't want to move any more than he has too. Is he on any meds for the arthritis?
you are right; it's usually the warmth that makes the arthritis feel better. depending on how cold it is; i wouldn't let him out for long periods even if he wants to. was he by any chance lying in the sun? sometimes the warmth from the sun feels good but the cold is something different.