The temperature this weekend is predicted to dip way down into the 40s in the daytime and the 20s at night. That's a sudden and drastic change for our best fur friends after all the balmy weather we've had for so long. If you don't have spoiled indoor dogs like I do, make sure they have a warm place to sleep. If your dog doesn't have a centrally heated dog house, make sure s(he) has one that is well-insulated, with warm bedding and a flap to keep out the cold wind.
If he sleeps in your garage, know precisely where he is before you drive your car into or out of the garage. Dogs often get accidentally run over right in their own family's garage. Also be sure there is no antifreeze leaking from your auto, which is deadly poison to pets.
Here are some tips on protecting your pet during winter and cold weather from the Humane Society of the United States. Please donate to your rescue group of choice during this season of giving. Your gift can help ensure that every dog has some comfort and joy during the holidays, and perhaps a new home and a warm dog house, too.