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How Cold Is Too Cold To Take Your Dog For A Walk?03:16
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A woman wearing knee-high winter boots runs with a dog wearing a jacket through the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Bitterly cold temperatures gripped a large swath of the nation, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed to far milder weather in the South. (Charles Krupa/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A woman wearing knee-high winter boots runs with a dog wearing a jacket through the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Bitterly cold temperatures gripped a large swath of the nation, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed to far milder weather in the South. (Charles Krupa/AP)

It's something on pet owners' minds lately as a huge swath of the country continues to deal with below-freezing temperatures: How cold is too cold to take dogs outside for a walk?

Here & Now's Robin Young gets some guidance from Dr. Kim Smyth (@kimtsmyth), a staff veterinarian with pet insurance company Petplan and a pet health writer based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

(Courtesy Petplan)
(Courtesy Petplan)

This segment aired on January 3, 2018.

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