Coats and Booties Time

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Suzie Q & I turn heads when we’re out & about looking fashionable in our winter coats. We do like to look our best, but winter clothes for good dogs serve a purpose.

Dogs with undercoats or that are bred for colder temperatures do not need to wear clothing. For example, Siberian huskies come from the harsh climate of northeastern Siberia & they can handle cold temperatures. But short haired dogs like Suzie Q & I can benefit from some extra layers.

Sweaters, coats, & sweatshirts are ideal for dogs that have trouble keeping warm. There are also many types of dog coats available. We have several coats but in the picture we are wearing coats made by Bruisers Winter Warmers. They have a simple design, are well made & best of all, they are toasty warm.

Before you buy or order any item of clothing, be sure to measure your dog’s neck & chest. Clothing should fit snugly, but not be so tight that it affects your good dog’s comfort. Also be sure your dog isn’t allergic to the material your coat or boots are made from. Consider also reflective clothing for late afternoon walks. The sun sets early remember.

Although not all dogs feel comfortable wearing them, (who me?) a good pair of booties will protect a dog’s feet from developing frostbite, cracked pads, or burns from salt used on sidewalks & roads. There are many styles available so don’t get discouraged if your good dog doesn’t adjust to a particular kind.

It’s easy to stay warm & look stylish this winter. But the best option remains napping by the wood stove.

CEO Olivia

 

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Winter Clothing for Good Dogs

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I get mixed responses when I’m out looking fashionable in my winter coat & boots. Some think it’s wooftastic & others think, “how silly, it’s just a dog”. I do like to look my best, but my winter clothes serve a purpose.

Sweaters, coats, & sweatshirts are ideal for dogs that have trouble keeping warm. Booties protect a dog’s feet from developing frostbite, cracked pads, or burns from salt used to de-ice sidewalks & streets. A raincoat is a good addition to your dog’s wardrobe if you live in a particularly rainy climate or your furry friend enjoys long walks on rainy days. Raincoats also provide protection from sleet during winter walks. Fleece-lined varieties keep your good dog both warm & dry. Reflective clothing is good for evening walks.

Before you buy or order one of these items of clothing, be sure to measure your dog’s neck & chest. Clothing should fit snugly, but not be so tight that it affects your pet’s comfort. Also be sure your dog isn’t allergic to the material your coat or boots are made from.

Dogs with undercoats or that are bred for colder temperatures do not need to wear clothing. For example, Siberian huskies were bred to live in the harsh climate of northeastern Siberia & can handle cold temperatures. Still, they can benefit from wearing booties like I do to protect their feet from salt & slippery conditions.

Staying warm & stylish this winter,

CEO Olivia

 

Fall & Winter Fashion

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Hello everyone, Olivia here. With the cool weather arriving I’ve been rather chilly the past few mornings. HuMom has had the sad realization that all my fashionable coats & jackets were taken in the fire. I need new winter clothes!

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I used to have red flannel pajamas that were made for my late predecessor Chelsey Moana-Beasta. I also had a rain coat & a few other cloth coats as well as booties. All was lost, my purple accessories too.

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I’d like some advice from you my dear readers. Does your good dog have a closet full of winter fashions? If so I’d like some recommendations.  Purple is my favorite color 🙂

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CEO Olivia