If you’re a dog owner and/or advocate, you’ve probably heard this saying: If you’re cold, they’re cold. This adage is a standard for whether or not our dogs should be outside for extended periods of time during harsh and adverse weather. I wholeheartedly agree with this saying. If you’re just going to keep your dog outside it’s whole life, you shouldn’t have one. Yes, dogs are furry, self reliant creatures but they are also subject to sickness and poor health, especially when temperatures drop close to freezing and below. This is why winterizing your dog is a great idea!