There is more popularity for pet clothing in recent years. Fashion is not something that is limited to humans alone. If you are a dog owner, you can consider whether purchasing dog clothing is the right decision or not. There are many practical uses to this clothing as well.
There is no question that dog jackets are extremely fashionable but they are practical as well. They offer protection to your dog in many situations. If you live in an area that has extreme weather patterns, it is a good idea to invest in some dog clothing so that your beloved pooch can join in any outdoor activities that you are enjoying as well. But you need to choose the right clothing so that it helps the dog regulate their body temperature in harsh weather conditions. This will depend on the thickness of your dog’s natural coat as well. If your dog has a fine coat or short hair, then they will be more susceptible to cold temperatures. There are hairless dogs as well that will need the additional protection of a well fitted coat. And not only winter months, but you will also need to consider clothing that will prevent them from getting sunburn in the summer months.
Dogs will benefit from clothing the same way a human does. But first, you need to consider their requirements and decide whether they need clothing. Some breeds will do find in harsh cold weather as they naturally have a thick coat. And breeds with short fur are more than accustomed to hot weather. When selecting clothing, you have to consider the quality of the clothing and most importantly, how weather appropriate they are. The benefits will be moot if your dog feels uncomfortable in them. In addition to weather, clothing can protect your dog from physical injury. If you are hiking in the middle of the wilderness, you can have your dog kitted out in a shirt or vest that will keep them safe from scratches. If there is an injury that they are recovering from, there is a tendency for them to scratch. You can have the dog wear a sweater in addition to the cone so that they can heal quickly.
Clothing can also provide a deterrent to bugs, pests and ticks. If you are walking on rough sidewalks or in the middle of winter when the walking surfaces are very cold, you can purchase some booties for your dog. This will protect their paws from getting scratched or bruised. If you are walking on concrete in the middle of the afternoon when the surface is very hot, it is a good idea to have your dog wear booties. When you are walking your dog in low visibility conditions, having them wear reflective vests and collars can help them be more visible to passers-by and vehicles. People will stay out of the way of your dog when they can see the dog clearly. This will ensure their safety. You will also be able to find the dog easily if they happen to go off the leash.