When is it to cold to walk your dog?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A common question this time of year is, “How cold is too cold for my dog?” The answer is a bit complicated, but thankfully, the good folks at Tufts University already developed a system for animal welfare officers to reference.

The Tufts Animal Condition and Care (TACC) system has many parts, ranging from body condition and environmental health to weather safety. This information has been adapted into an easy to understand chart—simply find the outdoor temperature (taking into account wind chill, or the temperature that it actually FEELS outside), look at the size of your dog, and voila! You know based on the color if it’s safe for your pup or not.