Picking the Best Clothes for Your Pet
by: Grant Carroll
Picking out your dog’s clothes is a process that requires thought and planning. You must start by asking yourself if your baby needs something fun or functional. It’s also good to decide what style will fit their personality. The answers depend on your dog’s physical stature and the time of year. To pick the best clothes, you must measure and asses your dog and pick appropriate attire for the season.
It’s important to measure and assess your dog’s physical attributes to get the clothes that are best for him. One of the most important things to consider is size. Is your dog big or small? Bigger dogs tend to not get as cold as their smaller counterparts. If it’s really cold outside, they will benefit from some cover, but you don’t want to overdo it and make them overheat. Another important factor is coat thickness. For example, Huskies have a coat of thick fur made especially for cold weather, and they’ll rarely if ever need extra protection. All the breeds have differing levels of coat thickness, so examine your dog and use your best judgment on what he needs. If a jacket is going to be too much, then there are many different kinds of sweaters available. Also, you need to determine what kind of clothes your dog will tolerate. For example, will he like having a pullover sweater or a coat that wraps around his body? The wrap coat is faster and easier to put on but doesn’t cover as much of the body. Once you determine all of these things, it’s easy to shop around and find exactly what your furry baby needs.
Depending on the season and weather, the dog clothes need to be either heavy or light. This is common sense, but it helps to keep it in mind when shopping. Stores often have a sale of off season clothing, and it’s good to stock up, but don’t forget the in season pieces. For example, if it’s a rainy spring season, then you should pick out a quality raincoat. Picking the best clothes for your pet can be fun and easy if you follow these simple guidelines.
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