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Five tips on Choosing a Good Dog Coat for Winter

The article below summarizes the key things to take point of when choosing dog coat during winter. A winter dog coat can vary in several attributes and can also depend on the type of dog. You obviously would not get a Siberian husky a winter dog coat in a tropical country or a hot state like Western Australia. So how do you make this choice. Please read the article below and hopefully your choice will become easier. Make sure you have a flexible measuring tape to measure your dog before you begin.

  1. First identity the type of dog coat you wish to purchase. Is it a rain coat, a wool coat, a light cotton coat or something just warm and basic. Is it a rain coat, a wool coat, a light cotton coat or something just warm and basic. Once you have determined this, check what’s available in what you need. Very often dog coats vary for big dogs and small dogs. Small dog coats are normally more fashionable but obviously this trend is changing over time.
  2. Second, take your measure tape and measure your dog’s body length from the neck along its back all the way to where its tail starts or hips begin. This will ensure the dog coat covers the full body length of your dog.
  3. Thirdly, measure your dog’s chest, this is like measuring our waist line. If this is measured incorrect the dog coat will not fit well. What is worse than your dog feeling tight in a piece of cloth. Comfort is key, so make sure you get this right. Always keep 2 centimeters as spare.
  4. Lastly, measure your dog’s neck size. This will ensure the dog coat will slip nicely over your dog’s head without any discomfort.
  5. Last but not least, not all dogs feel comfortable wearing a dog coat. We therefore recommend only getting a dog coat if your dog feels really cold or you take him or her out for walks in the cold or if you feel your dog is comfortable in the dog coat. Your dog’s comfort should be important to you.

In summary, choosing a dog coat is not difficult but make sure you chose the right one is important. Not every dog coat is suitable for every dog and not every dog will like a dog coat. Do remember if you do take your dog out for walks on cold mornings or if your dog feels cold in the house – get your dog a coat. Puppies can very easily feel cold, so look after their needs just like a baby.

So make sure know what kind of dog coat you need depending on how big your dog is. Once you have this, fix your budget and then measure your dog’s body length, neck size and waist size.