Which dogs really need a coat? Is it a luxury or a necessity? Many breeds really do benefit from wearing a winter coat or sweater and when the temperature plummets your trusty hound will thank you for keeping them extra specially cosy and warm as well as looking super stylish into the bargain.
Advice: Does Your Dog Really Need A Winter Coat?
The breeds that may need an extra layer include chihauhas, toy terriers, miniature pinchers as well as larger but very lean dogs like whippets and greyhounds. Puppies and dogs recovering from illnesses could also benefit. And when the temperature drops below zero, or there is a biting wind or you are out for a longish walk in exposed countryside a coat will keep your dog super warm. However, vets do advise against dog sweaters for larger long-haired breeds who are naturally equipped to survive in cold climates.
But which coat or sweater to choose? PetsPyjamas has a variety of dog coats and sweaters to suit every breed and budget. For rainy days choose a water resistant fabric coat such as the Ruffwear Sun Shower Jacket – Purple Dusk or the Navy Waxed Waterproof Dog Coat. Smaller dogs such as chihauhas and terriers will love warm shetland sweaters that fit snug like the Teddy Maximus Navy Cable Knit Dog Jumper or the Moscow Duffle Coat by Fuzzyard. Make sure you measure your dog properly to ensure that the sweater adequately covers the whole body and is not too tight round the neck or legs. If you are planning a trip to the country weekend away a Mutts & Hounds herringbone tweed coat could be just the thing.
If you are unsure about size and fit contact PetsPyjamas customer support team who will be happy to help. Call 0203 862 3161
And remember that wearing coats or knits is not all about fashion but a necessity for some dogs to beat the winter chill.