Puppy Clothes

Best Puppy Clothes, Style, Fashion

400px canis lupus familiaris disguised Dog Clothes Can Also Protect Your Dog From The Sun

We put sunblock on our skin and we wear sun protective clothing when we’re out in the sun for long periods of time.

Dogs also have sun sensitivity.  Dog breeds with the shorter, thinner hair; or dogs that are elderly and having hair loss are most susceptible for burning in the sun. Ears and bellies will become sore and hair will begin to fall out if the skin is sunburned. Their noses can also easily get sunburned and become sore, dry and cracked.

If it is hot out your dog probably won’t appreciate being fashioned in his full fashionable puppy clothing.  But if you are going to spend hours out in the sunshine it is wise to use a sunblock pet spray to keep his skin protected from those harmful rays.

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Dogs Feel Weather Too

In many places, the end of January is a very cold time of year. Some people believe that covering a dog up in a coat is silly.

“They already have fur!”, is a favorite response when they argue.

Well, people have hair on their heads and we wear hats to keep warm and dry.  Yes, a dog is less vulnerable to cold elements than you or I because of their thick fur coats but this doesn’t mean they don’t get cold or wet.

Winter dog coats are made to keep dogs dry and keep their body heat on their bodies.
When you and your dog are out taking a walk in the misty morning on a chilly January day that dampness is going sit on your dogs fur and make him cold and wet.
If it is snowing out, the snow is going to do the same thing.
If it is pouring down rain then do you really want to coax your dog out of the house, have him get soaked to the bone and then have him come back inside where he shakes all that wetness into the middle of the living room?

A winter dog coat isn’t an accessory or a trivial piece of clothing that is unneeded by your canine friend.  Your dog will probably appreciate his winter dog coats and like that the winter elements aren’t affecting his walk.

You want to make sure that your dog is properly fitting in his dog coat. If the coat is tight it is too small and this will make your dog uncomfortable when he tries to walk.  Winter dog coats should fit somewhat loosely, especially under your dogs legs (in their armpits) because material will twist and bunch in that area.  Also, there should not be anything dangling off the coat. No zippers or threads or anything that will trip your pooch or snag on the ground.

Winter dog coats are functional and once you try them out you will see that keeping your dog warm and dry in the winter months will also keep you happy.

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It is winter here in Michigan and I don’t leave my house without boots, my huge down coat, gloves, scarf and a hat!  Rugby (my boxer) and Patches (mix) get similar treatment.  The howling winds and sleet are not friends to our walks-dogs clothes are very important in cold weather.  The material protects their bodies from losing all that warmth trapped under their fur.  Yes, I know they have fur, but when it is only 2 degrees outside and the wind is blowing hard, pet clothing is welcomed and appreciated by your pet.

Dog sweaters can cost anywhere from $7 to $$100’s of dollars.  I saw cashmere dog sweaters at a boutique in New York selling for $398!  Rugby and Patches did not get those for Christmas!

You can spend whatever your heart desires on a nice, protective sweater to keep your dog insulated and dry on his walks.  Having him covered up is also going to be more pleasant for you because when you come into the house your dog will track less water onto the carpet and furniture.  You should keep a towel by the door to dry off paws and faces; otherwise they will head right to your furniture to wipe themselves off.

What is most important when buying your puppy sweater is the fit.  Make sure that the sweater does not fit too tightly, especially under your doggies leg’s.  If the dog clothing is too tight in the areas where your dog moves (the “armpit” area) the material will bunch up and be uncomfortable and then your dog will be sad.  We don’t want that.

Pay close attention to sizing and fit to keep your pet liking their dog sweater.  Also, the material is another important factor in choosing the perfect pet clothing.  If it is pouring and wet outside you don’t want your pets clothing to be wool or light cotton because then the fabric is just going to get soaked and cling to your dog and make him cold.  For wet days make sure you get a water resistant fabric, maybe a dog jacket instead of a dog sweater, to ensure your dog is dry, warm and happy.

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He is wearing the perfect bow tie for his prom date!  Just a little puppy fashion can go a long way.  I think they’d better snap a picture with his tongue in his mouth for the photo album though.  =)



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I was a little angry when I walked into Target the other day and saw the Halloween aisle. I’m in denial that summer is ending.
Halloween is fun and all but being from Michigan, my puppy and I have 6 months of snow and ice to weather through. But, one nice thing about Halloween being here is the costumes!
It is time for dogs to be anything they want! Your dog can be a lizard, pig, cowboy or hot dog! Puppies love Halloween attention and now is the time to find the perfect costume for your poochie.
Got a Bulldog?
Maybe he should be a ballerina!
Got a weiner dog?
Maybe he should become a hot dog!
The idea’s never cease.
What are some of your favorite dog costumes?
I once saw a Weimarener dressed up as Billy the Kidd, complete with gun holster. It was hilarious and the dog loved all his fans.

If you are planning to dress your puppy up for the Halloween shenanigans please be safe and keep these things in mind!

1. Make sure you puppy likes his costume! Once you get your howl-goblin all costumed give him a few moments to adjust. If he cries, whimpers and looks terribly uncomfortable maybe it’s best to remove the costume. It’s only fun if you are both having fun. If your dog is miserable then he is going to hate Halloween. Keep in mind that costumes, just like your regular puppy clothing, should not block your dogs eyes (like bandanna’s, crowns, or eye patches for that puppy pirate). When a dog can’t see they will become more aggressive and we don’t want to make him feel vulnerable and unsafe, that is not nice.

2. Halloween means many people will be out on the street. Keep your puppy close to you if you decide to go outdoors to show of his snazzy cute costume. He should be leashed, collared and tagged with all his information! Dogs have been known to be abducted on Halloween so please keep him nearby so he is not teased or stolen by any non-friendly Halloweenies. Also, if you stay inside and answer the door to pass out candy to your trick-or-treaters be sure your dog is blocked away from the door. People wearing costumes could scare your puppy.

3. Don’t let your dog eat any candy! Candy is not for pets. It messes with their digestion and is toxic to their bodies! Wrappers are also unsafe and can obstruct your doggies intestines. Plus, there will be a huge mess to clean up. Please make sure the candy bowl is high out of reach from sniffy, curious puppy noses!

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