Dog clothes are not just about fashion
Dog clothes, are sometimes considered by many skeptics as a superfluity or satisfying the owner's need to be fashionable and trendy. However, jackets and dog clothes are not just about looks. Above all - the comfort of our canine friends on cold or rainy days.
Let's start with the fact that dog clothes are not just a matter of fashion, but also a way to protect your pet from the cold, wind and rain. Particularly in autumn and winter, when the weather does not encourage long walks, dog coats are at a premium They keep dogs warm, protect them from cold, disease and allow them to stay optimistic and enjoy their time outdoors. So it should surprise no one that even the best veterinarians and behaviorists recommend that dogs wear clothing to protect their bodies from the effects of cold temperatures.
Not all dogs are naturally adapted to cold temperatures, and some don't even want to go for long walks in winter or in bad weather. Dogs often dislike heavy rain, which is also a hassle for the owner. Wet cakes in the house are usually the usual smells, wet couch ...
It is in such situations that it is worth reaching for dog clothes. Rain jackets will give cover to our pet, and at the same time protect our home order.
It is a good idea to watch your dog during walks in cold weather - often after the animal has already gone out the door, the animal itself lets the owner know that it is too cold and is not comfortable, it would most like to return to a warm house.
Short-haired dog breeds are particularly vulnerable to moisture and cold.
The most important thing is to protect short-haired dogs with little body fat from the cold with undercoat. This does not apply, contrary to popular opinion, only to small dog breeds. Breeds that are particularly susceptible to cold are:
- German Dog
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Cane Corso
- Bul Terrier
- Jack Russell Terrier
Protection from the cold, it is essential for owners of older pets to remember. The metabolism of dogs decreases with age. As a result, the body reacts less well to the cold. In addition, older dogs may develop rheumatoid problems. We must also pay special attention to very young dogs, as they are more vulnerable to cold and wet weather.
What kind of winter jacket for a dog?
We can now find a wide range of overalls, jackets, sweatshirts and vests for dogs in pet stores. So how do you choose the best one? It is best to be guided by the quality of the product itself and its functionality. Only sturdy dog jackets made of practical fabrics will keep your pet warm on cold days and won't fall apart immediately after the first use. Remember, a happy pooch is an active pooch. Crazy rallies in the woods or playing with a buddy are the norm - so keep in mind when choosing a jacket that it must be made of durable material, such as softshell. The material is durable, waterproof, lightweight, windproof, and tearing is virtually impossible. It is easy to remove mud, sand or other dirt from it.
How to choose the right jacket for your dog?
When buying a jacket for your dog, first of all, pay attention to its size. The terrier's jacket is much smaller than the Great Dane's suit and in no way matches it. Therefore, before buying, it is advisable to measure your pet, determine its length from the neck to the base of the tail, measure the circumference of the chest and neck, and compare the obtained values with the size chart found on the website of the dog clothing manufacturer.
What to look for when buying a dog jacket?
Size is not the only aspect to consider when buying a dog jacket. Fastening, adjusting the collar, connecting the collar, securing the paws so they don't rub and restrict movement, how to put it on and take it off - it's important not to twist the dog's paws.
To sum up - the jacket is about providing safety and security, not an afterthought. But let's do it with our heads, choosing good, proven products that not only look good, but most importantly protect our pets well. And then walking in any weather will be a pleasure!