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How can I get my pug to go potty in cold weather?

How can I get my pug to go potty in cold weather?

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3108219277_58da63168fQUESTION:  How can I get my pug to go potty in cold weather? I live in Minnesota where it gets very cold.  My pug has bad hips and when I take her out on days like today -5 degrees she can’t go potty because the ground is so cold/frozen.  She begins to stiffen up and has something almost like a seizure.  I’m not sure what to do since if she doesn’t go potty for a while that same thing happens.  I was wondering if anyone had any clue as to how I can maybe make the ground warmer or any ideas that could help.  At this point I’m not sure if she is trainable in kitty litter since she is 5 years old.  Thanks!   

ANSWER: Get her booties and a warm doggie coat. Make sure the ground is clear where she needs to go—shovel it or whatever. Carry her out on leash and put her down. That’s all I can think of. Why not look at www.akc.org for the local pug club and find a breeder in MN and see what they do? Or call a pug breed rescue—they would be able to answer any questions I am sure. There may even be a pug breeder/owner group on Yahoo you could ask. Good luck.

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