Most dogs love spending time in the great outdoors; however, not all are built to weather cold, snowy climes. Outfitting your pets in some “hot” winter clothes will enable them to enjoy winter in style. Here are a few fashion ideas to keep your pets warm and cozy all winter long.
Hot Winter Styles
If your furry pet belongs to a long-haired breed such as Husky or St. Bernard, they probably have what it takes to stay warm in cold winter climes. Otherwise, they may need extra protection when going outside. When temperatures fall, and there’s a fresh coat of snow on the ground, your pet will appreciate having a doggie winter vest, jacket or coat to keep them warm and dry.
Thin dogs and short haired dogs could use extra insulation when venturing outdoors during winter in Kentucky. The stylish Kurgo Loft Winter Jacket or Gooby Padded Cold Weather Vest would serve nicely in protecting your pet against the cold.
If your pet is old or weak, they're more apt to get sick when exposed to cold weather, making bundling up a must when going outside. Small breeds and “toys” are also more susceptible to frostbite and sickness in cold climes. Winter clothing will add an extra layer of protection to your pet so they can stay comfy and warm. A Gooby Cold Weather Fleece-lined Dog Vest or Zack & Zooey Winter Coat Blanket will keep your pup well insulated when temperatures drop.
Dog boots can also be a valuable asset to your pet’s winter wardrobe. Dog boots give your pup better traction on slippery sidewalks and keep their paws warm and dry when romping around in the snow. Bark Brite Neoprene Paw Protector Dog Boots with Reflective Velcro Straps and Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots are two examples of top-grade designs you can acquire for your dog.
Selecting Pet Winter Attire
When selecting winter clothing for your pet, consider your local climate. If the weather’s cold but temperatures don’t drop below freezing, a fleece vest or jacket like the Kakadu Explorer Fleece Dog Coat may be sufficient in keeping your pooch happy in the cold.
In an area where cold winds and snow prevail, the Ruffwear Utility Jacket may be more practical in keeping your pet warm and dry. If you walk your pet at night, the Weatherbeeta Reflective Dog Coat will make him more visible to cars passing by. By choosing winter apparel that’s durable, comfortable, fits easily and provides your pup with adequate protection against the cold, you do your part to keep them healthy and happy throughout the season.
Smart pet owners will plan their pet’s winter wardrobe in advance to make sure their pup is well prepared to face the cold. At Park Hills Animal Hospital, we can help you determine if your pet requires winter apparel and what apparel would be most appropriate for his breed. Contact us today at 859-581-5200 for all your pet care needs.