The Coton de Tulear is a hardy dog, but they still require care in extreme dog weather conditions. Here you will find tips from our visitors on how to protect your dog in cold, heat, snow, and rain.
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Care for your Coton as you would care for a child or any loved one. You want to ensure your dog is cool and hydrated in the heat; warm and comfortable in the cold, and safe and dry in the rain and snow.
Can Cotons live in the tropical heat or the freezing cold? They can live almost anywhere you can live. But like you, they need safety measures in place to stay safe and comfy.
Discover dog weather tips and recommendations from our visitors below.
No. 1 - Hydration. It's very important to have water available when you take your dog outside in the heat. This freezable pet dish is a wonderful way to keep water cool for up to 8 hours. If you're going to be traveling with your dog, having a travel water bowl is a must.
No. 2 - Paw pad protection. Protect your dog's paws when you're walking on hot pavement or hot sand at the beach. If it's too hot for your feet, you can be sure it's too hot for your Coton's. Musher's Secret is a favorite paw protector from our visitors. (It also protects in extreme cold as well). Another paw protector are these disposable pads from Valfrid that stick on your dog’s paws to protect from the hot pavement. I’ve also used these for Lucy so she doesn’t slide on the wood floors. She doesn’t even notice it’s there.
No. 3 - Sunscreen. Cotons can be prone to sunburn due to their white coats. No need to avoid summer fun, just break out the sunscreen. Pay extra attention to the nose. You can find sunscreen especially formulated for the sensitive nose such as My Dog Nose It which is non-toxic and paraben-free.
No. 5 - Backyard pools are a fun option for Cotons who love the water.
No. 1 - Pet Sweaters. You don't go out without a sweater when it's cold outside, so your dog shouldn't either. Sweaters will keep your Coton warm and look cute at the same time. Our visitors recommend Blueberry pet sweaters and Stinky dog sweaters.
No. 2 - Pad Protection. Summertime isn't the only season that your dog's paws are sensitive to the elements. Chemicals and salt used to melt snow can be harsh on sensitive paws.
-Musher's Secret is a wax put directly on paws for protection in hot or cold weather
-Booties protect your dog's paws as well. Here are your favorites:
No. 3 - Dog walking safety. Walking your dog in the winter months can be challenging when it gets dark so much lighter than in the summer. Using a leash light that you can easily clip on your dog's collar will ensure that you and your dog can be seen by passing cars, bicycles, joggers, and other dog walkers. It also makes cleaning up after your dog easier when you can see in the dark.
No. 1 - Zack & Zoey Rain Blanket keeps your dog dry and it's easy to put on.
No. 2 - Pet Umbrellas are designed so your dog doesn't get wet when it rains. The leash is attached to make walking easier.
Storms of any kind can cause anxiety for our animals as well as us. Check out these anxiety solutions if your Coton is afraid of thunder.
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