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 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. Once you have determined this, check what’s available in what you need. Very often these coats vary for big 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 that the 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 coat will not fit well. What is worse than your pet feeling tight in a piece of cloth. Comfort is key, so make sure you get this right. Always keep 2 centimeters as spare.
4. Fourth, measure your dog’s neck size. This will ensure that the coat will slip nicely over his head without any discomfort.
5. Last but not least, not all dogs feel comfortable wearing a coat. We therefore recommend only getting a coat if your pet feels really cold or you take him or her out for walks in the cold or if you feel your pet is comfortable in the 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 coat is suitable for every dog and not every dog will like to wear a coat. Do remember if you do take your dog out for walks on cold mornings or if he 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 and waist size.