What Kind of Dog Clothes Should You Choose? The subject of dressing pets regularly causes heated debate. While some find dog clothes to be intrusive, unnatural or demeaning, for many breeds sweaters, raincoats or pajamas are necessary for the comfort and in some cases survival of small, short coated dogs in the winter months. Dog apparel not only provides protection from the elements, but can also offer greater safety for pets being walked on roads in rainy or low visibility conditions. So why not pick clothes that are bright and fashionable as well as functional!
Candidates for Dog Clothing Include:
- Small Dogs and Toy Breeds
- Elderly Dogs with Joint Issues
- Short Coated Dogs in climates below 45 degrees
- Dogs with surgical wounds or hot spots that require protection from the elements
Selecting Dog Raincoats: When selecting a raincoat for your dog, choose one with adjustable Velcro straps and reflective stripes. Also, look for coats with wide arm holes to prevent chaffing. Choose raincoats sporting bright colors, especially safety orange, as they improve drivers’ ability to see your companion in low light or on rainy days. Raincoats will also help protect your household from that inevitable rainy day, wet dog shake.