Should I be worried that my dog's paws are cold?

When does it matter if a dog's paws are cold? And, most importantly, what can be done? To understand the problem better, it helps to know how a dog's feet stay warm and what can sometimes cause them to get cold.

The positive aspect is that a dog with cold paws on its own is usually nothing to worry about, as long as that's the only sign you're seeing.

But if your dog has cold paws and other signs, like being tired, having trouble walking, trying pale gums, or getting trouble breathing, you should take him to the vet right away as possible. This could be a sign of something worse.

When it's cold outside, we wear warm socks and shoes. Instead, our dogs walk around without shoes, so their paws are always open to the weather. So, having cold paws once in a while isn't just normal, it's pretty much expected.

Please take your dog to the doctor immediately as possible if it has cold feet and seems sick or tired.

A dog's body temperature typically falls between 100 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. If your dog's a temperature is below 99 or above 104, you should call your vet right away.

When a dog feels relaxed and not sweating, this is the time to measure its normal breathing rate. Ten to thirty breaths per minute is a normal rate for dogs. Dogs can usually breathe up to 200 times per minute when they are panting.

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