As a pet owner, you want to keep your furry friend healthy and comfortable all year round. But actually, you may encounter various challenges that require you to take precautions to ensure your dog’s safety and well-being. This includes providing them with the necessary protection from harsh weather conditions. In this blog, we will discuss how to pick a right coat for your dog.
Waterproof & Sustainable Materials
Comfort is the first priority you should take when picking a coat for your dog. Just like human beings, dogs are also susceptible to the materials of the clothes. Some dog coats are made of cheap materials that don't provide enough warmth and even lead to irritation or skin problem. These coats may also be prone to tearing or falling apart after just a few uses. Thus, you need attach great importance to the material when picking a coat.
Some common materials that are suitable for making dog coats include fleece, nylon, polyester, cotton, and wool. Fleece and cotton are soft, warm, and comfortable, while nylon and polyester are durable and water-resistant, making them ideal for outdoor activities. Wool is warm, durable, and breathable, making it suitable for cold weather. Besides, waterproof and windproof materials will help protect your dog from moisture and wind chill.
When it comes to our dog coat, it is made of waterproof IPX 4 material, making it water-resistant and ensuring your dog stays dry during rainy or snowy days. Additionally, our coat is made of sustainable fabric and lining, making it environment-friendly. Its high-quality polyester filling keeps your dog warm even in very low temperatures, which is a perfect raincoat for the dog in winter.
Smart & Creative Design
Dogs are more active than we realize. A good winter coat should be easy to put on and take off. A smart design will incorporate features such as adjustable straps, zippers, and snaps. If your dog enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking or running, a coat with a harness attachment will be more functional.
Our dog coat is built with a water-resistant three-head zipper and two-way zippers at the back of the collar. It allows for a changeable leash hole size, convenient to match most types and sizes of dog harnesses or leashes. We have also added a reflective design to the back strips, hip prints and buckles webbings. So your dog can be visible and stay safe even in low light conditions .
Plus, a winter coat can be a stylish accessory for your furry friend. Our dog coat is based on our best-selling jacket’s design, so that you and your dog can get a matching look. Wherever you are, you and your dog will feel the best while stay warm and protected.
Adjustable Fit & Size
Selecting the right size is the key to letting your dog wear it. If the coat is too small, it will restrict your dog's movement and cause discomfort, while a coat that is too large will not provide the necessary insulation. And the proper size will make your dog move freely and naturally.
According to different breeds, we make an attempt to design comfortable coats that will fit dogs of every size and shape. There are totally four sizes that fit dogs from small to large-sized. The adjustable elastic drawstrings provide a changeable length. So it can meet various needs of your dog. Our dog coat also comes in three different patterns, allowing your dog to showcase their vibrant personality everywhere they go!
Overall, it's essential to choose clothes that are comfortable, safe, and appropriate for your dog's needs and lifestyle. Always supervise your dogs when they are wearing clothes and ensure that they feel their best.
Frequently asked questions about dogs and winter coats
- Do dogs really need coats in Winter?
Some believe that the dogs' fur can keep out the cold, wearing coats is simply superfluous! But the truth is that different breeds of dogs have different resistance to the cold. Dogs like Alaskan, whose own furs are resistant enough to the cold, generally do not need to add coats.However, the dogs with short fur or a thin build can not withstand the cold very well. Besides, winter poses extra challenges for long-haired dogs. Not only are some long-haired breeds sensitive to cold weather, but playing in snow and mud can create grooming nightmares for these dogs. So the proper clothes can keep them warm and dry even it’s rainy and snowy.
- Do dogs like wearing coats?
In most cases, the answer is yes. Our furry friends love to play outside in the cold conditions. They need warm clothing such as sweaters and raincoats, excluding Alaskan Sled Dogs and Siberian Huskies.
- How to know if dogs are too cold？
Dogs may shiver, curl up tightly, move slowly and seem lethargic, seek warmth by snuggling or finding warm spots, have cold ears and nose, and pale gums. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take steps to warm up your dog, such as bringing them inside, providing a warm blanket, or using a dog sweater or coat during cold weather.
- What's the coldest temperature that dogs can tolerate?
Usually, a cold temperature for dogs is when it goes below 45°F. They will begin to look for shelter or a place to huddle. Small dogs with thinner coats will feel better if they are indoors at 32°F. A temperature of under 20°F can trigger hypotherm and frostbite. So it's better to keep all dogs indoors, no matter what their age and health conditions.
- How to know the size your dogs wear?
Measure your dog: Use a measuring tape or a piece of string to measure your dog's back length and chest girth. To measure the back length, please place your measuring tape at your dog's neck (where a collar would sit) , and measure down the back to where their torso meets with their tail. The chest measurement should be taken at the widest part of the chest(typically right behind their front legs) and wrap around their top until your tape measure meets itself.
Check the sizing chart: Most dog clothing brands will have a sizing chart that correlates the measurements you took to the appropriate size. Make sure to check the specific brand's chart as sizes may differ.
Consider your dog's shape: If your dog is particularly broad or has a long body, you may need to size up to ensure a comfortable fit. Also, consider the style of clothing you are purchasing. For example, a coat may need to be larger than a t-shirt to accommodate your dog's fur and ensure they can move freely.
Try it on: Once you have the clothing item, try it on your dog to make sure it fits properly. Make sure it is not too tight or too loose, and that your dog can move comfortably.