While your dog may just be a pet to everyone else, to you, he’s the centre of your universe. He’s your friend, walking buddy, play pal, and family member all rolled into one. Your concern for your fur baby’s perennial comfort is therefore all too understandable. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 most important and most comfortable clothing items and accessories that’ll ensure your canine baby’s comfort – be it the blazing summer or frigid winter – and make him look like a stud! Read on to find out what they are!
- Cooling Vests
A cooling vest or coat is the most useful thing your pooch needs when stepping out for evening or morning walks in the midsummer heat. Most cooling vests need to be soaked in cold water for a few minutes and wrung before being fastened to the dog’s body. We all love a “cool” dog, don’t we?
- Sun-Protection T-Shirts
Lightweight, soft, and stretchy, sun-protection T-shirts are available in an array of designs, colours, and sizes. These are also great for water activities as they are comfortable, quick to dry, and have anti-odour and anti-microbial properties. Choose one with 50+ UPF rating for optimum sun protection.
- Warm Jackets
Your canine companion needs a warm jacket when he’s accompanying you on a mountain trek or simply when the temperature plummets. Typically made of polyester and fleece, jackets and coats for dogs are quite effective in keeping the cold out and warmth in. With so many chic designs available these days, your dog will also look like a million dollars in one of these!
Typically made of a sweatshirt-type material like cotton-polyester blend or cotton fleece, a dog hoodie is another winter wardrobe must-have for canines. They are warm, comfortable, and keep your pooch’s fur un-matted and cleaner. Besides, a fashionable hoodie is sure to make your pet the cynosure of every onlooker’s eyes!
- Dog Rain Coat
A raincoat or waterproof coat protects short-haired dogs – Boston terriers, French bulldogs – from the lashing winds and cold of inclement weather. Typically made of waterproof canvas or nylon, a raincoat also offers the advantage of keeping your pooch clean during wet walks. Choose one that is lightweight, has a reflective surface, and doesn’t hinder connecting a leash.
Cute and funny, bandanas can really accentuate pooch personality. Apart from their edgy vibe, they offer practical advantages like providing warmth and containing important information about your dog. Tie-up bandanas, snap bandanas, and Velcro bandanas are some of the options in the canine bandana category.
- Identification Tags
An ID tag or pet tag greatly increases the possibility of your beloved bet being found, should he ever wander off all by himself. Containing identification and contact information, it is securely attached to your dog’s collar or harness. Pet ID tags are commonly made of brass, stainless steel, and aluminum with information embossed or stamped onto their surface.
Though less common than dog collars, harnesses may be a better idea, particularly if you are parent to a large, feisty canine. A dog harness gives you greater control over your pet and offers better safety. A collar on the other hand can easily increase the risk of neck injuries in dogs that pull hard during walks.
- Rubber Toys
Rubber chew toys are absolutely the best toys for dogs, and for more than one reason. Available in versatile styles and shapes, rubber toys promote canine dental hygiene, are safe and free of harmful chemicals, and most all, are super-durable so they won’t be chewed into tiny bits and subsequently pose a choking hazard.
- Poop Bags
Well, while your pooch may do without a poop bag, you aren’t being such a responsible citizen if you aren’t using one when going out on walks. Poop bags are convenient, easy to carry, and help keep the environment clean. Go one step greener by opting for biodegradable dog poop bags.
While there are so many other things you could get for your fur ball – a food mat, dog boots, dog seat protector, a bed, a water bottle, and what have you – the above-mentioned clothing and accessories are kind of essential if you don’t have them already. Not sure where you can get all this stuff? Check out the premium Nappets collection right away, and pick and choose doggie clothing and accessories from hundreds of fine styles and designs. Shop now!