Which Dog Coat is right for your dog?
As the weather starts turning chilly, out come the coats and scarves to protect us from the elements. Fortunately, our dogs are much better equipped to cope with cold conditions than we are, as their thick coats trap a layer of heat close to the skin.
That said, sometimes even these defences aren’t enough and dogs can become quite cold. Hairless and short-coated breeds, and dogs that are particularly old or young, are more susceptible to cold and may benefit from a coat or jumper in the frostier months.
But when it comes to choosing a dog coat, what features are worth having and which one do you go for?
Weather-proof ability – definitely worth having if you’re an all-weather walker.
Reflectiveness – if you can find a coat that combines reflective features then it’s a sensible thing to have. You’d only need to invest in them separately otherwise.
Space for harness – many people use harnesses now instead of collars, so it’s worth finding out if there’s an insert in the coat for the harness/lead to pass through.