|Barked: Mon Nov 22, '10 9:46pm PST |
|My concern would be the drastic difference between -30F and the 65F or so that most people keep their houses. While Huskies can survive temperatures as low as -60F or -70F, they have to build a tolerance to that sort of cold. They need time to grow in a thicker coat and generally adjust to the ambient temperature - the same way that coming off the 100F heat of summer, I've been wearing sweatshirts since it's been 50F in the mornings. Come spring, when I'm used to the single digit temps of winter, I'll go to work in a T shirt on a 50F morning.
So, my question that I honestly don't know the answers to would be:
Is there any way to build up a tolerance to -30F while sleeping in a 65F house at night?
If a dog has built a tolerance to such cold, do they risk heat stroke in a 65F house? If they're used to the 65F house, do they always risk freezing in the -30F yard?
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