We have an exceptionally cold house - which is lovely in summer but the pits in winter. Some nights the only thing to do is go to bed with a beanie and the electric blanket on.
What this means is that Scottie is home all day in a cold house. Over this long weekend I've noticed he's really feeling the cold during the day. (He's currently on the couch next to me (body heat) with his jacket on, wrapped in his woollen blankie. He was cold earlier when he just had his rug on).
He has a coat (waterproof wheatherbeeta) which I don't usually leave on him during the day but have decided I'll trail this week. He also has a big bed with high sides and a pure wool blankie (amongst others) and usually access to our bed.
He's not a nester or a snuggler - I've never seen him nuzzle his way under a blanket for warmth. However he does often pry his way under your arm to lie along side your thigh on the couch. Maybe I'm just worrying and he'll burrow if he needs to.
We don't have air con and I'm not a fan of leaving things on or plugged in when I'm not home. I'm also not a fan of having him rugged all day but I figure with the WB he can pull (velcro fastenings) or chew it off if he gets caught).
He can be home for close to 12 hours on his own during the day.
He's skinny / just the right weight (aka not carrying any extra winter padding) and he's got a sensitive tummy and not particularly food driven so I can't offer him a big warm bowl of .... anything to keep him full and warm during the day. He does get fed two meals a day.
Nights are fine as he gets into bed with us when he gets too cold.
So...What are your best tips you've got to help keep him warm?