Do Dachshunds Get Cold At Night When Sleeping?

Is your dog getting cold at night? Do the dog bed & blanket seem insufficient for keeping your pooch warm? 

Do dogs get cold at night when sleeping?

Dogs may have fur but they can still get cold.

That’s possible even indoors if there’s a nasty draft you’re not noticing or if their dog bed doesn’t insulate too well. 

Should I put pajamas on my dog?

Doggy clothes are often a controversial topic as many people don’t understand why they are needed.

How can I tell if my dog is cold at night?

Dogs have a similar body temperature to people - 101° to 102.5° Fahrenheit or 38o to 39o Celsius.

However, don’t make the mistake of thinking they can withstand significantly colder temperatures.

How can I keep my dog warm at night?

There are quite a few things we can do, actually. Turning up the heat is the first obvious choice.

However, you ought to be careful with space heaters as many aren’t pet-friendly as they can lead to either burns or accidental house fires.

Smaller breeds like the dachshund are especially prone to getting cold at night. This may be a northern-European breed but it’s no Husky.

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