Does my dog need a jacket!
Dog jackets are always a controversial subject and there are two polar opposite opinions - "Fido already has a coat why would he need another" and then "fluffy he gets so chilly in the cold weather!"
Well there is no right or wrong answer to the question does my dog need a jacket it is on a case by case basis. Some things to consider when deciding on if or what jacket to buy are listed below.
Natural Coat Type - Some dogs are made to live in a chilly climates, such as Huskies and Newfoundlands and these Long-haired dogs already have a double-coat, adding another layer could make them overheated. Other dogs however are not so lucky, short-haired dogs like Chihuahuas and Greyhounds are more likely to need help staying warm.
Dogs Weight - Thin dogs don’t have as much fat to insulate them from the cold, so the extra layer provided by a winter jacket can be hugely beneficial.
Health - If your dog is sick or recovering from being sick, you’ll want to keep him extra warm so he gets better quickly!
Age - Senior dogs are more susceptible to illness, so it’s important to keep them warm and healthy.
Other reasons for dog jackets are for owners own ease. Soggy dogs smell and make a mess when you get home, fact! Most of our dogs cohabit with us in our homes and therefore practicalities have to be taken into consideration unless you are lucky enough to have a dog room.
Picking The Right Jacket For Your Dog
British weather can not be relied on from one day to the next. Monday- snow, Tuesday - sunny, Wednesday- gale force winds, the only thing we can be sure of its you are guaranteed to get wet at some point! The following Jackets are my recommendations and Jackets that I use myself on my GSP and Doberman.
High visibility reflective, waterproof lightweight jacket. Made with durable, waterproof polyester fabric, the Track Jacket has a lightweight, streamlined design - Buy Now
Quinzee Insulated Dog Jacket
Weather-resistant,75D polyester shell fabric and recycled 250g high loft polyester insulation provides warmth - Buy Now
Ruffwear Climate Changer Jacket is a fleece dog jacket is a quick-drying coat that provides coverage and warmth for dogs on morning missions and everyday pursuits in cold, clear conditions. - Buy Now
The Ruffwear Sun Shower is a weatherproof rain jacket built for the trail. PVC-free coated helps extend adventures into wet weather by keeping dogs comfortable. Non-insulated design allows for use in warm climates and can be worn over insulating layers for cold climates. Full coverage minimizes wet, muddy dog cleanup. - Buy Now
Ruff and Tumble’s Drying Coat dries your dog in minutes and takes the hassle out of managing wet dogs. Simply slip a Ruff and Tumble Drying Coat over your wet dog, fasten around the belly and neck with easy-to-use Velcro, and your job is done, imagine your house/ car that isn’t mud splattered and whiffy - buy now
Coat Comparison Guide
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