Sunday, January 15, 2012
Dogs don't need this stuff
When we first got our dog from the shelter last fall, we took him to the veterinarian. Among other things, I asked if a lean, short-haired dog like Ozzie would need protection from the weather. Should we get him a coat or some shoes? She said no. Dogs don't need weather protection.
I like how a veterinarian put it who was interviewed for National Public Radio. She said, "I've never seen a dog with a condition that made me think if only this dog had been wearing shoes."
That's good enough for me. Even in 10F/-12C degrees, Ozzie will go "barefoot" and "naked." I just keep him moving and keep the walk short.