Fashion or Function – Do Dogs Need Cold Weather Gear?
From sweaters to coats to vests, outerwear for dogs comes in a wide variety of options. We all know how cute dog sweaters and coats are, but are the necessary for the pet – or only for the owner? Think of it this way – just like the chilly temperatures of winter take their toll on humans, the pets we love feel the chill as well. Unless your dog is a double-coated one – like a Siberian Husky or Australian Shepherd – he’s likely to appreciate an extra layer of protection a coat or sweater has to offer, just as much as you are.
Pet outwear is particularly suitable for puppies, senior dogs, and short-haired breeds, but almost any dog can benefit from it’s added warmth. Your dog enjoys the warmth of your home and experiences the same drop in body temp when they venture outside that you do. That change in temps can make your pet hesitant to romp, play, or relieve himself outside. His natural coat may not provide all the cold weather protection he needs.
The key to finding the right sweater for your dog is knowing what to look for. Rather than choosing a bulky sweater, you’ll want to look for one that offers lightweight, comfortable, reliable warmth. Additionally, you want a sweater or coat that’s easy to put on your pet and just as easy to take off, because it won’t matter how fashionable or functional the sweater is if your dog fights you every time he needs to wear it. Finally, you want one that offers superior quality at an affordable price.
DOGO Pet’s collection of outerwear for your dog fits the bill. Our coats and sweaters also come with a leash attachment, step-in leg design, and full belly coverage that provides all around protection from rain and snow. With the right outerwear, your dog can be stylish, trendy, and fashionable while they’re also warm, safe, and protected from harsh weather.
Halloween will be here before you know it. If you’re planning to dress your fur baby for the occasion – and you should be – we have just the Halloween gear for your pet. One of the best features of our pet-friendly Halloween apparel is that it’s not designed to be disposable. Instead, we manufacture our Halloween gear to eliminate onetime wear. That means you can dress your pet in the same costume year after year or hand it down from pet to pet if you have more than one furry family member.
Most of our hoodies and other high quality, well-designed, cute-as-can-be Halloween hoodies are not so extreme in design that they can’t be worn all season long. After all, Halloween isn’t the only time your pet should be super adorable. Some of the most popular fall designs include these adorable sweaters, raincoats, and hoodies:
Don’t forget the stylish hats that cover and protect your dog’s head in style. Hats are quickly becoming more and more popular pet apparel options for a variety of reasons. They’re a low-cost option when compared to full costumes, they’re easy to dress your pet in, and they offer simple, pleasing designs. Your pet will be the most popular, anticipated pooch on the block when they become known for their designer hats. Hats are any easy way to mix and match your puppy’s outfits. A few of our most popular and adorable pet hats, include:
Most dog owners go to great lengths to ensure optimal health and hygiene for the pets they cherish. Unfortunately, too many overlook good dental health. Your dog’s teeth, tongue, and gums need as much care as all the rest of her. A healthy mouth leads to better nutrition and better overall health and wellbeing.
A toothache or sore gums can cause your pet unnecessary pain and stress. If left untreated, sore, diseased teeth and gums can affect your dog’s bloodstream, kidneys and liver. Poor dental hygiene can also cause tooth loss that can make it difficult for your pet to eat, which leads to poor health in general. Try regular, but not daily, tooth brushing. Brushing your dog’s teeth will loosen plaque and improve the smell of your dog’s breath. It can be challenging and you need to be careful not to brush to vigorously or make your dog so uncomfortable that he never wants a tooth brushing. It may take some getting used to for both of you, but is worth the time and effort.
Want an easier solution? Try our fun Crochet Toy Collection. What looks like toys to you and your pet are actually cleverly hidden dental tools. They come in bright colors and fun shapes like ice cream cones, fish, balls, and spaceships. Made of sturdy, interlaced, 100% cotton thread, they’re flexible, durable, and contain a squeaky feature that equate to hours of fun for your dog. While your pet is having fun, the crochet toy is hard at work removing deposits of calculus that destroy dental health.
Take a step in the right direction and order one for your pet today. She’ll love the fun and entertainment. You’ll love the relief of knowing your dog is getting the care she needs at her own pace. It’s a safe, simple, superior way to provide the quality dental care your pet deserves.
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.