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I admit, I don’t really NEED a winter coat, but I do think it looks cute on me.  I am not outside in the snow or cold long enough for it to affect me.  My owners know to let me outside to go to the potty, to play and even go on walks but not to let me get too cold.  Signs that I am too cold include:  shaking, holding up my paws- one paw at a time, or even whining at the door to come inside.   Keeping us out of the salt is important too, as it can cause pain on our paw pads.  Some dogs will wear booties to protect their feet, not me though, I can’t handle anything weighing my little legs down anymore!   If you think your pet is too cold or has hypothermia, contact your veterinarian right away!