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Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Animals Outside In The Cold

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I have a yellow lab named Stella and she's 11 years old. She loves playing in the snow, but on Friday night when it was -4° outside, not so much.

My husband let her out to do her business and she likes to go to the very back of the yard by the fence.

I'm sitting in the living room watching TV and hear my husband throw his coat and boots on and run outside...in his shorts. 

I jump up to see what's going on and he's carrying her back to the house. He said she was wobbling because it was too cold for her paw pads and her joints.

They just gave out on her and she was out there for all of THREE minutes.

We have cameras on the outside of our house so we went back and looked at the footage, and now that she's OK it was pretty freaking adorable to watch...best dog dad ever. 

We have those little boots for dogs and we've tried to put them but no matter how tight we strap them they always fall off. We've tried two different sizes but they just don't want to stay on. 

This is just a friendly reminder that dogs can't handle that kind of cold so don't keep them out for too long.
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