My Siberian Husky loves the outdoors (duh). She has a dog door to go to the fenced in backyard and deck. We live in a cold area, yesterday morning it was -8 degrees; it snowed last night. She likes to sleep outside most nights for several hours at least.
She had knee surgery a few months back and the hair/fur on the leg has not grown back, so the entire leg, except for a few random tufts of hair, is bare. I am wondering whether she feels the cold on that leg and would come inside before getting frostbite. She just doesn't seem bothered by the cold on the leg; when we go for walks every day I am freezing and she is just exploring in the snow; the leg doesn't seem to react to it.
Last night I saw her laying outside with a half inch of snow piled up on top of her entire body, except the bare leg was still bare. So, other than that leg she was completely white.
Do I need to force her to stay indoors at night? When I try this she paces around like an expectant father. I tried putting a child's leg warmer on her leg but that quickly disappeared.View Thread
Hi Dr. Sandy, Thank you for your reply. The funny thing is this morning I noticed that she grew some fur on the inside of her leg (no hair, just fur), but she still has a long way to go for it to cover much of anything.
I guess the big question is, since she goes in and out often would she be smart enough to realize when/if the leg gets cold and come inside.
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