How to properly shop for the right winter dog coats
How to buy the right winter dog coats
It’s that time of year again, the leaves are starting to change color and the temperature is slowly rising into the mid 60’s with night temperatures in the 50’s and it’s time to invest in dog clothes for the winter or fall seasons. Many pet owners, and especially if you are a beginner, may find it difficult as they are all types of jackets available in the market and while there are many reviews it is still quite a challenge given the size, pedigree hair type and temperature range frequencies including snow and wind. For example, in some parts of the world, winter temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees and when temperatures drop they are very transient and in some areas like Michigan where freezing temperatures rarely go below 0 it is important to do proper research before upgrading .
Once you have a basic understanding of what you’re looking for, it’s time to take the next step. Before doing this, it is important to consider your breed’s growth rate. If your dog is in the adolescent stage or is still growing, it may be wise to invest in a size that may be a bit larger to get more use for a shorter dog coat. There are many models with expandable or elastic sleeves at the edges that can be stretched for additional growth. Last and foremost, fabric or material will probably be the most important aspect for the right purchase. If you live in areas where it rains frequently and the weather is colder, look for a waterproof dog jacket or even a raincoat. If it’s cold where you live, pay close attention to the inner layers that are on top of the fur, warming properties like polar fleece and the inner lining between the outer and inner layers. There are also jackets that offer both sleeveless and full body protection depending on the temperature.
The bottom line is that with a lot of the purchases we make, there is always a chance that they will come back as dogs find coats to be something they need to get used to or dislike for the fit and comfort. However, keeping it warm offers so many benefits that the occasional return outweighs it. This is why it is always a good idea to shop where free returns are accepted, and it doesn’t hurt to look when shopping at retailers or manufacturers who are ready to back up their quality with an added 1 year warranty. We offer that and stand by our quality, no questions asked!
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- November 13, 2020
- Joseph Braha