Could my dog be cold?

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WFTisgoingoninmyhead Fri 11-Jan-19 06:12:32

My little Staffie is 5 years old and has just started to wake me up barking during the night, (not every night though) usually about 3am then 4am if I get up and give her a cuddle she will drop off to sleep immediately. As this is a new behaviour and nothing as changed I am wondering if, as she is getting a bit older she is feeling the cold at night. How do you keep you doggie warm at night as I’m not sure she would stay under a blanket.

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katmarie Fri 11-Jan-19 06:18:44

Where does she sleep? If she has a bed perhaps adding a couple of extra blankets? Or switching it for something high sided that you can drape a blanket over the top to trap some heat in and make a cosy den?

WFTisgoingoninmyhead Fri 11-Jan-19 06:23:18

She has her own bedroom and sleeps in her cage in there, but she is going downstairs and barking for me, I try letting her out but if I open the back door she looks at me as if to say, shut that door you moron, it’s freezing!! Then runs to the sofa. I will cover her cage in a thick blanket tonight and see how we go on. Not sure if me getting up and us having a snuggle on the sofa is just too nice for her and is becoming a habit, but something must be waking her in the first place.

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HoraceCope Fri 11-Jan-19 06:23:33

Perhaps she can hear something. perhaps it is a habit. 5 isnt old surely?

WFTisgoingoninmyhead Fri 11-Jan-19 06:37:46

HoraceCope. I don’t mean she is old, just getting older, I am 50 odd and I feel the cold more now so she may do too!!!!

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willowpillow Fri 11-Jan-19 06:45:13

Have you thought about a little coat or t shirt for her at night? Equafleece do some great ones.

WFTisgoingoninmyhead Fri 11-Jan-19 06:50:19

I have been putting her jumper on but she rolls around that much she ends up out of it, I could try the equafleece as they have sleeves so may not shift as much. She prefers to be like this though. We have been here since 4 and she is happy as Larry😂

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GertrudeCB Fri 11-Jan-19 06:52:50

My lab does this at the weekends any time from 5 ISH, because he likes me to get up and get on the couch with him- my own fault as I've let it become a habit. Have you tried sharing a couch with a large lab ? I don't recommend it confusedgrin

Claredogmum Fri 11-Jan-19 06:53:05

She's a cutie. I've got greyhounds and they've got cosy jammies for when it gets really cold. I think she's just enjoying you coming down for a cuddle.

WFTisgoingoninmyhead Fri 11-Jan-19 06:58:33

GertrudeCB. grin
I think Jimjams are a must now!

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windydoggy Fri 11-Jan-19 07:09:36

She's beautiful op 😁
I could have written your post .. I was wondering yesterday morning if our staffy is getting cold at night as his ears were cold in the morning.
He's also 5 and not noticed cold ears before not even when it was snowing outside.
He has covered cage in hall with door open , where he starts the night but usually moves up to his bed on the sofa in the spare room during the night .
It could be a habit with yours , odd that it's always around the same time .

adaline Fri 11-Jan-19 08:50:32

If it's the same time everyday it sounds like habit and if you get up with her she's not going to stop anytime soon!

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Fri 11-Jan-19 13:10:45

That's about the time of night when my staffie cross joins me under the duvet so she probably is cold. I've recently got mine a "bully tankie" from Equafleece, which she wears on cold days on walks but is described as a bodywarmer to be worn in or outdoors. It is very cosy and she loves it. A bit pricey but I recommend you get yours one of these.

WFTisgoingoninmyhead Fri 11-Jan-19 13:43:44

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork. Thanks will look into one of those.

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mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Fri 11-Jan-19 18:05:18

Good idea. Make sure you get the measurements right (explained on their website). If you have any doubts, give them a call - they are really helpful people.

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