I'm staying with step son who has a three month old labrador who has been kept inside all the time since owned two months ago. She's fully vaccinated but probably not fully socialized due to early separation from the litter.

I've been taking her for walks and she's happy to stand on ice but when she stops walking I notice her rear is shivering. I gather the breed are cold adapted even with a short coat, and apparently little subcutaneous fat. But it's minus 13 degrees Celsius outside, and since she's shivering, does she need a coat? We don't walk for more than an hour.

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  • I've closed this as a duplicate of this question which has a great answer and provides a tip about touching their ear. If you feel your question is different to that, please edit it to make the differences obvious. (Also - very cute dog) – Henders Feb 15 '18 at 9:41
  • Well body surface area is higher in pups so I think I'll get her a coat to wear to see if she'll stop wining. – Graham Chiu Feb 15 '18 at 10:28
  • @RebeccaRVT I can't join chat as it serves JavaScript from github which is blocked in China. Salt isn't used in Urumqi with snow clearing done manually by city workers. I'll give the coat a whirl. – Graham Chiu Feb 15 '18 at 15:00
  • There's no github JS afaik - and if users from china have an issue, I think the folks who run the network want to know about it, Mind posting about it on meta.stackexchange.com or on pets meta? – Journeyman Geek Feb 15 '18 at 15:14
  • Sorry, misremembered it. It's Googleapis meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/258288/… – Graham Chiu Feb 15 '18 at 15:55

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