Q: How cold is too cold for a small Chihuahua?
I have a Chihuahua she is full-grown but very little prob about 2 lb. I live in Northern California and it gets very cold here, and sometimes snows. what is too cold for a Chihuahua?
My Chihuahua is also an outside dog, she does not come in the house, and also she's a chihuahua so she shivers pretty much all the time even if it's hot out.
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Answer by Taliesan
If your dog shivers, it's too cold. Generally, in the house, she'll be fine as long as its reasonably heated if you go out its best to get a jacket for her.
Answer by Sally
It depends on the chihuahua and the climate it's normally used to.
Taliesan is right if it shivers the chihuahua is too cold. I live in upstate NY and my ma has a little chihuahua (4lbs). When it's too cold out she just puts a good wool sweater or a doggy jacket on him if he has to go out to pee.
Answer by hihihi
If shes only two lbs then you need to get a coat for her no matter what chihuahuas are little delicate dogs and are easy to lose so even if you think oh it's just chilly its 50 degrees your wrong! if you weigh 100 lbs you weigh 50 times more than her!! she might have fur but just a little coat. And small twig-like legs. My answer is yes you DO need to get a coat for her.
Answer by MICHAEL DOWNARD
The funny thing about little dogs, it's true they don’t do very good in chili weather But in reality, its never good to spoil any kind of animal to the level to where they learn to play you ! and they will. it won’t hurt the little guy to stay out for a while . by letting them out more often will allow them to adjust a little more to the cold there a lot like people.
Answer by New York Diva
Chihuahuas usually don't do well in cold weather and that's why many people buy clothes for their chihuahuas. My chihuahua needs to wear her clothes in winter. Otherwise, she gets really cold and gets sick sometimes. I usually buy her clothes from Amazon (#ad) where they've got a lot of chihuahua clothes
Quality clothing for very reasonable prices. I recommend that you get some clothes for your doggie as well. Winter in northern California is too cold for Chihuahuas!
Answer by Anna'n'Chi
I live in Alberta, Canada, in a town where it snows tons and it's not unusual for it to hit minus 40.
My chihuahua will still cry at the door to go out for a pee when it's minus 25. He runs outside, does his thing, and comes right back in. I guess really it depends on your dog. My chihuahua is male and is about 5 pounds.
Answer by Hawk
a chihuahua can stand about 75 degrees. I have a long hair chihuahua that stands about 60 degrees if you have a short-haired chihuahua it would be about 75 degrees
Answer by RV
Anything below 60 can be too cold for the chihuahua.
Answer by casey
I pretty much agree. So many people think they have fur coats. I laugh when I hear that.
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