With the recent lashing rain and low temperatures,
it has made dog walks a rather brave experience. Not to mention their arriving home smothered in mud, we dog owners head out in all weathers becausethe dog needs exercise. I would not argue if anyone poked their head out and decided that the outdoors maintained tornado-like qualities. After all, not every dog is completely weather-hardy.This brings me onto the need for a coat.
Don’t dogs already have coats?
Of course, humans like to wear coats when it’s cold outside. Perhaps not those militant British short-wearers out in February when the sun shines, but most of us prefer extra layers.Just because your dog has fur or fluffy coats does not necessarily mean that he won’t feel the benefit of a decent dog raincoat. It is not for every dog, and some freeze the moment they have to wear anything over and above their collar and lead.
When might a dog coat be a good idea?
Young puppies whose coats have not really grown out, dogs that have just been clipped or with fine fur, or older dogs that might feel an arthritic twinge will probably be quite grateful. I’m not advocating frilly skirts or hoodies (for the dog, not you, although be my guest!) but I do think next time you are out, look at your canine best friend and think. Would he like to be just a bit cosier today?
What do you think? Share your thoughts below.