Dog Fur Sweaters? Yes, It’s A Thing – Here’s Why People Love Them
Humans love the feel of a warm, rich, luxe faux fur sweater – and so do the pets they cherish. Your dog will enjoy plush artificial fur fabrics like imitation cashmere every bit as much as you do. Even dog sweaters with simulated fur trim go a long way in making sure your beloved pet is more than merely fashionable. Dog sweaters protect your pet’s coat and, if your dog is a breed with short hair, it can also guard against brisk winds. A dog sweater can also protect the belly of breeds with short legs.
A parka or hoodie with a faux fur collar can offer protection for their shoulders, joints, and ears. Soft, thick, lavish imitation fur is the way to go when you want to safeguard your dog against the cold of winter and the rain, snow, and sleet that comes with it. A stylish dog sweater is more than an indulgence – it’s a necessity. Cozy sweaters are perfect for cool autumn night walks and chilly winter walks any time of the day.
What do you do to protect yourself and stay warm during cooler weather? You grab a sweater or hoodie to help your body insulate itself against the cold. Why would you do any less for your pet? A dog sweater that fits her well will be just as welcome to her.
There’s always going to be a debate about whether or not dogs need coats on top of their coats. The truth is that pets shiver in the cold and react to it in much the same way as their humans do. You clothe yourself properly when you venture out into the cold, right? Go ahead and indulge the pet you love in our Luxy Fur Sweater featured here. You’ll make your dog the poshest puppy in town with this sumptuous faux fur sweater that warm their coats and warm your heart.
Many people think of coats as mere accessories for spoiled pets or as an extension of the fashion sense of indulgent pet owners. The truth is that your fur babies have an actual need for a coat or sweater. Many pet parents help their dogs brave cold winter weather with a dog coat or dog sweater. Keep reading for a few good reasons you should get one for the pet your love.
Small dogs like chihuahuas and corgis benefit greatly from a protective coat or sweater during cold weather. Because their legs are short, their bellies are more apt to touch the cold ground or brush against high curbs, or rub against cold, wet snow.
The same is true of short haired breeds like greyhounds, terriers, and basenjis. These breeds don’t have as much fur as long haired, thick, or shaggy breeds, and the added warmth of a dog coat will help keep them dry and healthy. Also, older dogs with weakened immune systems and achy hips and joints will love the extra layer that helps them maintain their body temperature when venturing outdoors.
If your dog is a fashion hound, they’ll want more than one coat. Their fashion choices, like yours, may be dictated by more than outside temps. Choose outer wear for your dog that fits well. That’s a key to providing maximum protection. The dog sweater or dog coat should be snug but not tight, leave your pets legs free to romp and roam, and allow your pet to relieve himself in his normal manner. Make sure to choose one that is easy to put on and take off. That will just make dressing and undressing your fur baby easier and more fun for both of you.
Dog coats and sweaters are more than adorable outer wear. They’re a cold weather necessity that keeps your dog as warm and snug as your outer wear keeps you.
Do Dogs Really Need To Wear Coats And Sweaters In The Winter?
Dog Sweaters & Coats
If you’ve ever watched your dog shiver in chilly winter weather, you already know the answer to this question. It’s true that dogs come with their own outer coat, but coats vary greatly in length and thickness and from pet to pet. Your dog’s coat may not be enough to offer maximum protection against winter weather. Here are two more reasons you should get a coat or sweater for your fur baby.
It’s healthy in more ways than one. If you heat your home, it creates a safe comfortable place for all the members of your family including your dog. That can make it difficult for your pet to adjust its body temperature when heading out into the cold. That extreme change in temperatures may make your dog reluctant to go outdoors to relieve himself.
Depending on your dog’s breed and age, his coat may not be naturally thick or it may not be as thick as it once was. Dogs with compromised immune systems or dogs that have chronic ailments like arthritis are especially prone to aches and pains in the cold. Also, if your pet has had any recent surgeries or injuries, that required shaving a section of his coat, he may need the added warmth and protection of a dog sweater, coat or hoodie.
On the flip side of that coin, if you live in a balmy climate, your dog may need a little help keeping cool in humid weather. Our iCool Scarf keeps your dog cool as a cucumber. It self-inflates when cool water is added and it’s easy to prolong its use by simply adding more water. It’s extra convenient because it doesn’t require refrigeration to use. Dogs can suffer from hyperthermia or heat stroke just like people can. Check out this article on Animal Planet warning of these dangers.
Go ahead and grab a dog sweater or coat or an iCool Scarf for your furry family member. Aside from being the most stylish dog on the block, they’ll be the most happy and comfortable.
Walking your dog and maintaining control of the walk and the pet are essential parts of dog ownership. Collars and leashes are the usual method of doing so. Pet parents have long looked for more comfortable alternatives. We’ve heard your concerns and preferences and have come up with the EasyGo Harness. Made of a variety of plush material, our soft harnesses are easy and safe for your pet to wear.
Get out your tape measure and measure your dog’s chest and torso. Then look at our convenient sizing charts to find the perfect fit. Next, measure your dog’s personality – and yours, too. These durable harnesses come in so many styles, colors, and patterns that you’ll be tempted to purchase more than one. Choose the ones that fit your pets character and your budget and you’ll both be happy campers.
Your pet’s health, happiness, and comfort are your chief concerns. Our buckle-free designs are easy for your pet to simply step into. That makes it much easier to secure than the traditional dog collar. If your dog bristles at having a collar around his neck, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how he happily steps into his new harness. We can’t emphasize enough how easy it is to get your pet into our harness. Check out these YouTube clips that show our happy customers demonstrating how easy it is for dogs to step into them. Each one comes with a matching lead for your leash as well.
It’s much easier to gain control of your animal when the leash and harness safely encompass his torso, rather than pull at his neck. The slight choking sensation a collar and leash can create can make the most well-trained, well-behaved dog fight against it. You can eliminate any choking hazard or other discomfort with a soft, full torso harness.
Soft harnesses are also a godsend when your pet is recovering from an illness or surgery and wearing an e-collar. E-collars make it extremely difficult to attach a leash to the neck. Our EasyGo soft harnesses make that struggle a thing of the past by securing safely to the pet’s torso and not interfering with the e-collar at all. Easy to put on and easy to wear, they’re tangle-free and just plain cute!
Pet parents probably dislike the dreaded “cone of shame” as much as pets do. It’s a necessary safety and protection tool, though, in the event of a pet injury or illness. Designed to discourage biting, licking, and scratching, the e-collar is used following and some surgeries or illnesses to promote healing. If you and your pet find yourselves in need of an e-collar, consider our line of soft e-collars. Here’s why:
Also called recovery collar, Elizabethan Collar, and e-collar, traditional e-collars are made of stiff, hard plastic. This type of e-collar just can’t be very comfortable for your fur baby. It’s not easy to look at, either. Made of water resistant, stain resistant polyester, our Elizabethan recovery collars are easy to clean and maintain. They come with extra sturdy, easily adjustable Velcro straps that will keep your dog more comfortable while they heal.
The e-collar for dogs is invaluable for keeping your pet from tearing out stitches or exacerbating an injury. While dogs are healing, they shouldn’t have to endure the additional discomfort that comes with traditional e-collars. Our soft e-collar comes in two adorable patterns, two colors, and six sizes. Carefully weigh and measure your pet, then select the size that fits them best and ensures they get the comfort they need during the recovery process. The lightweight soft e-collar is also easier on the dog’s neck since it weighs so little.
Finally, it’s much easier for the owner and the vet to work with a dog who isn’t fighting against a rigid e-collar. That means the soft e-collar for dogs is not only better for the animal, it’s better for the owner and vet as well. No pet parent wants to see their pet in distress. Our soft, comfortable e-collars are cute to look at, soft to wear and sleep in, and easier on the pet parent’s soft heart.