Pet Jackets: Are There Negatives?

Dog Sweaters: Hoodies, Jackets & Coats for Dogs | PetSmart
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When it comes time to decide what kind of coat or jacket is right for your pet, consider the following questions, inspired by Dog Health Doc's dogs sweater and list:
The iPet hooded jacket looks perfect for our pup! I need to get him one before the Fall is in full effect!
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Browse through Petco’s wide selection of comfortable and stylish dog clothes to find each season’s must-haves. As you know, dog clothes like shoes, sweaters, and dresses each have their own function. Whether you need to keep your pup’s mitts warm in the winter or want to get them ready to strut their stuff at the park, dog apparel at Petco is designed to be both comfortable and fashionable. There are also extra small sizes available to accommodate your puppy clothes needs for every climate and fashion trend. And remember that the earlier you introduce your pup to puppy clothes, the more willing they will be to wear dog apparel as they get older. For cooler climates, we offer a wide variety of dog clothes, coats, hoodies and sweaters to keep your dog toasty and comfy. And since every day is different, our dog hoodies and sweaters come in different fabrics, thicknesses, and colors. From light coats and life jackets to dresses, t-shirts, and tanks we have their spring dog clothes needs covered. If it's cloudy out, we also have dog raincoats for warm or cool rainy days. If the sun is out we have dog life jackets in every size, to ensure that every pup has a fun and safe day by the surf. Along with dog life jackets, you can find reflective dog vests, raincoats, coats, and clothes to keep them protected and easy-to-spot despite low-visibility weather. These rain jackets for dogs are so cute and so handy. I really liked the red iPet hooded waterproof jacket.
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When it’s cold out, we always make sure to bundle up in a hat, gloves, and a nice warm coat. This protects us from the cold and the snow and makes going out and about no problem at all. A dog’s coat of fur works like a coat that we wear, keeping him warm and protecting him from the elements, but sometimes his fur isn’t enough (which is probably why you're looking for the best dog jackets). A nice can help your pet stay warm, protect him from the cold, and can make look stylish as can be.While there are no real “cons” to putting your pet in a jacket, there are signs that a jacket just isn't necessary. It's really a common sense decision. If the weather is warm and you are having Fido wear a jacket as a fashion statement, be wary, since it may lead to him become overheated, particularly if he's active.When scanning the shelves for jackets, you'll likely notice that most stay on your dog's body using Velcro. It's very common, mostly because it provides an easy on and off for pet parents, and more snuggling ability for very cold days. Also consider a pullover jacket, which has neither Velcro nor buckles, since coats are less likely to come loose in the great outdoors, or if you have a fickle pet that doesn't like to play dress up. If the or a dog is has little insulation, try layering a fleece coat or sweater under another coat. If you and your pet take long walks at dusk, consider a jacket with reflective stickers or pieces sewn into it, since it not only adds warmth, but safety, too.Jackets also help keep your pet clean, especially if they are made of a waterproof material. Gone is the need for your dog to splatter water, mud, and other dirt around after they come in from playing. When you take the jacket off just throw it in with the rest of your laundry and the job is done.Pet jackets that Velcro can also start to lose their "stick" as they become worn, which often leads to them coming off while your dog is frolicking. After an intense day of play that involves running through shrubbery, make sure your dog has his jacket in place, as bushes are prime thieves of pet jackets. While Velcro jackets may need to be replaced as they become worn, buckles can be more resilient. Despite securing coats very well, if you are in a paricularly cold climate, taking the extra seconds to secure them to your pet may seem like torture. Manage buckles better by securing them inside and then letting your pet out to play.Owners who like a classy pet coat should consider the from Ethical Pet Products. The 59XL model and size is ideal for large dogs. Ethical Pet Products created the jacket with the pet's ultimate comfort in mind, designing it with soft sherpa lining and a faux suede external layer. To enhance the look, the jacket features shiny metal buttons. If it becomes dirty, owners can simply toss it into the washing machine, dry it, and have it ready for their next outdoor play session or walk with their pet.