Like their human friends, some dog breeds are more sensitive than others to the cold and bad weather that usually occurs during the winter.
It is important to know that it is sometimes necessary to dress your dog, especially if it is small, like some breeds of dog.
Why dress your dog?
Apart from the fact that they are adorable when they are dressed, putting a coat, sweater or raincoat on your dog helps to protect your dog in winter and throughout the year in order to keep him in good health.
In fact, being subjected to large temperature variations, for example, taking him outside when it snows after he’s spent several hours on his cushion in front of the fireplace, can cause him problems. He may get frostbite, catch a cold or even have skin problems.
It is important to know that every dog is different, even if some breeds are more sensitive than others. An animal living indoors is more likely to have health concerns if it does not go outside covered than a faithful companion used to spending its days outside.
Putting on a doggy blanket gives him extra protection.
Depending on the weather, it is advisable to choose between a sweater, a coat or a raincoat. It is advisable to adapt the clothing to each dog and each situation to ensure the best possible protection.
Raincoat or dog coat?
A dog coat can be ideal when temperatures are very low. Generally, for small dogs, they are only used during the winter period. Even if your four-legged friend needs to be covered, he shouldn’t be too hot because of his dog coat. This could cause him to sweat, which would not be good with the ambient cold.
Small dog coats are ideal for dry weather, so if you notice rain or snow, it’s best to opt for a raincoat. This will not only protect him from the cold, but will also prevent moisture from settling on his fur.
It is important to know that, even if it is nice and cold, a dog coat can be more effective than a simple coat for a small dog if there is snow on the ground or if he is going for a walk on the grass. In these cases, his belly can get wet, which can lead to health concerns.
It is also recommended that you dry your dog thoroughly after each winter outing, especially when you take him out in the rain.
When to put a sweater on your dog?
The dog sweater is ideal for small dogs with short hair, when it’s mid-season, spring and autumn. It’s getting cold and the sun isn’t always shining. And don’t forget that your pet can be a little chilly. It is therefore better to cover him during his daily walks.
Small dog sweaters are great for keeping your small dog’s body temperature at its ideal temperature when it’s not yet cold.
Understanding that you want to give your pet the best, we offer second-hand dog sweaters of excellent quality and in several sizes. This way, your four-legged companion will feel like he has a second skin and will not be hindered in his movements.
Even though they are primarily practical, they are also available in different colours. This way, your small dog will be proud of its wardrobe when it meets its friends on outings.