It’s always a fun idea to dress up your pet, but it’s also important to remember and consider their feelings too. Some animals don’t enjoy wearing clothing and accessories. If your pet has never worn clothing, always make sure the clothing or accessories are safe and comfortable for them.
Here are some tips to get your pet comfortable with wearing clothes:
Start small: Start off by introducing your pet to small accessories such as a collar or a bandana. This ensures your pet isn’t overwhelmed while getting used to the idea of wearing something.
Keep it safe: Avoid accessories that could choke your pet, such as small beads or buttons. Make sure your pet can see where they are going and don’t restrict your pet’s vision or ability to breathe. Never compromise the health of your pet. Moreover, you can use clothes to keep your pet feeling warm, but if they’re consistently cold, it might be time to check with a vet. Personally, if it seems like my pet is consistently cold or if I think they are a little feverish I try to find a mobile pet vet near me and get them checked out right away, better to be safe than sorry with our furry little friends right?
Consider the weather: In winter, you want to make sure your pet is warm and not exposed to the elements. Similarly, if you live in a hot area, you don’t want to fry your pet with the outfit you choose.
Choose the right size: The clothing or accessories you choose should fit your pet properly. If clothing is too tight it can restrict their movement making them feel uncomfortable, whereas loose clothing could be a safety hazard so always go for the perfect fit.
Respect your pet’s preferences: Consider your pet’s reaction when they have the outfit on. If your pet seems unhappy or uncomfortable with the accessories or clothes, don’t force them to wear them.
5 important tips to select or make the perfect outfit
Remembering the right size for your dog’s harnesses, clothing, collars and other accessories is important. To help your furry friend find the perfect outfit, we’ve put together some sizing tips:
Measure your dog
Always measure your dog’s chest, neck and length from the base of their neck to the base of the tail. This usually ensures you have the perfect size when looking at shopping for your dog’s wardrobe.
Check the sizing chart
Most manufacturers have sizing charts for the products they make. This assists with determining the perfect size for your furry friend based on their measurements.
Factor in your dog’s weight
Additionally, when measuring your dog, it’s important to consider how much they weigh when selecting its accessory. Some dog jackets or backpacks are created for a certain weight range and you shouldn’t load up a little pup with heavy clothing.
Consider your dog’s breed
Different breeds have different body shapes and sizes; these are all factors to take into account when selecting a size.
Check for adjustability
Always go for easy-to-adjust accessories, such as a harness that has multiple adjustable straps and multiple attachment points, or a collar with adjustable straps. This commonly assists in fine-tuning the fit of your dog’s body shape.
Some trendy outfits to consider
Being trendy is important when pampering and dressing up your furry friend. This can also be a fun way to express your personal style. We’ve put together some popular options for a stylish and trendy dog.
Jackets and coats
These are perfect for cold weather and rainy days. Dog jackets and coats come in a variety of materials and styles. You can select anything from a puffy jacket to a raincoat. A trench coat or a leather jacket can bring out even more style.
Hoodies and sweatshirts
Hoodies and sweatshirts are comfortable, casual and can keep your friend warm and fashionable. You can look for options with funny printings, popular brand logos and cute patterns.
Dresses and skirts
These will be great for your female furry friends. These types of outfits are commonly great for a fun day outing or a special occasion.
Bow ties and bandanas
Simple accessories, such as bandanas and bow ties, add some style and add flair to your dog without overwhelming them. Always go for polka dots, floral or checked patterns, or some other fun prints.
Sweaters and cardigans
These are great when creating a classic look for your dog. Another awesome thing about these is that they come in a variety of materials including cotton, wool, and cashmere. These can be paired with anything from dress pants to jeans.
Whatever style you choose, make sure to consider your dog’s comfort and safety first. Ensure that any clothing fits properly and does not restrict movement or breathing. Additionally, make sure any accessories or embellishments are securely attached and cannot be easily chewed or swallowed.