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Can Dogs Get Cold Feet During Winter?

It is a common notion that the feet of dogs can withstand freezing. Japanese researchers made an in-depth study of the dog’s feet and found out that the veins and arteries within the dog’s paws or footpad were extremely close together. This proximity makes it easier for the transportation of heat from the circulatory system to a dog’s paws when they’re feeling cold. 

When a dog ventures outdoors during winter, his feet cool down rapidly as he steps on the snow. The heart responds by pumping warm blood towards the dog’s feet. The unique conformation of the arteries and veins in a dog’s paws make it possible for blood to be warmed up before it returns to the body. 

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