Warm Winter (and Fall) Soup for Dogs


The rainy season in Portland means that Mr. N is a soggy shivering little dog no matter how many layers of water-proof clothing he wears. After he gets his paws (and sometimes belly) washed, he gets a quick towel dry and then a warm snack.

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I don’t believe in warming up raw food so he usually gets warmed up canned food. Right now, he’s eating Weruva Steak Frites with Beef, Pumpkin & Sweet Potatos in Gravy from Chewy.com for his cold winter snack.

Weruva with added water

He laps it right up and leaves a clean bowl. He stops shivering. The extra calories are good for him too. He expends a lot of calories keeping warm during the rainy months.

Do you give your dogs special warm food during the cold season? 




29 Responses

  1. Emma

    October 9, 2015 11:43 am

    Sometimes on the weekend we get eggs which are still warm when they hit our bowls, but other than that, just the regular room temp. stuff. It is rare for us to freeze, but you little guys are very different.

  2. Jana Rade

    October 9, 2015 1:13 pm

    Aah, poor guy. JD gets cold when he's wet sometimes; Cookie loves cold weather and just makes her crazier 🙂 That's her way of keeping warm. We use cold snacks on hot days but never needed warm snacks on cold ones. Not with our guys.

  3. Janet Keefe

    October 9, 2015 6:52 pm

    I haven't done that, but it's a great idea! We're headed into pretty cold weather pretty soon, so I'll have to remember to do that.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. Robin Mudge

    October 9, 2015 8:26 pm

    Weruva makes some really good canned pet foods! I'm definitely a fan. I understand how Mr. N feels, I'm one of those people who is always cold. Warm food is a huge plus during the colder months. I don't usually warm the food for my cats unless the food is really cold. They are pretty happy with room temperature food and a good cuddle afterward. 🙂
    -Purrs from your friends at http://www.PlayfulKitty.net

  5. Beth

    October 10, 2015 1:12 am

    Barley is the opposite of Mr. N–she lives for chilly snacks in the summer. She is counting down the days until the cold weather is here to stay. On the few chilly days we've had, she's been extra feisty 🙂

  6. Cathy Armato

    October 10, 2015 12:55 pm

    I often boiled a chicken breast or chicken livers from a whole chicken along with some pieces of carrot for my dogs. I retain & save the water to pour over kibble as well, softening it and making a nice gravy. They love this!!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  7. Daily Dog Tag

    October 10, 2015 1:44 pm

    I've never given my dogs warm food (they eat kibble), but I will this winter! It is freezing in my house during the winter. They will be so happy that you shared this information.

  8. Denise Gruzensky

    October 12, 2015 2:52 am

    We love the idea of warming up the food and are having to pick at least 3 rotating diets for Shasta. His Yorkie allergies are acting up now that his Cushing's disease (Cortisol levels) are under control!

  9. Tiffany Hughes

    October 12, 2015 2:39 pm

    That bowl is so pretty! It's a good idea to eat warm food to warm up your whole body Mr. N. Hope you stay warm this winter. When I make dehydrated food or add water most of the time I'll use warm water to make it more pleasant than cold food to eat.


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