Need a faux fur dog coat to keep your pup warm in the winter? How about fleece-lined dog coats to take some of that chill out of the air for your early morning walk? Maybe you’re just looking for a dog raincoat to keep your dog dry on those rainy spring days. Well, you have come to the right place. Whatever the season, here at Bitch New York you will find the perfect designer dog coats for your canine companion.
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Why buy your dog a coat?
Here are 4 reasons your dog needs a coat:
Your Dog’s Breed & Size
Just like humans, different dogs have varying levels of tolerance to the cold, but the bottom line is—they still get cold. Your dog’s breed determines the length and type of your dog’s fur and its tolerance to the cold.
Large dogs with long and thick hair like Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and Bernese Mountain Dogs rarely need the extra warmth that a dog coat provides. Mother nature has equipped them with warm insulating fur and a built-in outer coat. However, smaller short-haired dog breeds with a relatively thin undercoat would certainly benefit from the extra warmth a dog coat provides. Some examples of these breeds of dog include Chihuahuas, French Bulldogs, and Miniature Pinschers (Min Pins).
Dog coats allow your pets to enjoy the cold weather a little longer. A parka dog vest works especially well for small and slender dog breeds, which tend to generate less body heat. Add that to your shopping cart for your next winter adventure with your beloved pet.
Extreme Weather Conditions
Dog jackets are a great way for your dog to handle most typical weather conditions, including cold. However, just like humans, your dog needs something extra when the extreme cold kicks in at the peak of wintertime.
Winter storms or temperatures below zero are the perfect time to leave your dog at home. Leaving your pet in the car—even for a few minutes in the extreme cold can be harmful to your dog.
Motivation For Exercise
Exercise is the second reason dog coats exist. The added warmth of a coat could help encourage your dog to go out for some much-needed exercise or even to answer the call of nature.
Dogs get cabin fever too, and they hate stepping outside in the cold just as much as we do. Keeping them warm with a fleece-lined coat helps them conquer the chilly weather. You can also dress them up in designer dog coats and enjoy a day out!
Your Dog’s Age
As your dog ages, keep in mind that cold weather can be especially harsh for them.
As an owner, it is your responsibility to provide them all the necessary warmth and safety when the temperature drops. A warm coat, for instance, will trap valuable body heat and improve circulation, soothe achy joints and improve your pet’s mood.
Coats Are Not Enough!
The Winter season brings with it the risk of blizzards, freezing rain, sleet, and dangerous winds. So, ensure that you and your dog are prepared to keep warm during extreme weather conditions.
Dog coats are a great tool to help keep your pup warm in the winter. However, they may not always be enough. If you’re cold, your dogs are likely cold as well. Ensure that your dog's health and well-being is not at risk. In extreme cold, keep them indoors and stay away from icy roads and winter storms.
Here are some tips to keep your pup comfy and content - no matter the temperature outside.
A coat or sweater can make a stroll enjoyable for you both, but at night opt for something snugger like an orthopedic bed with fluffy blankets to shield them from cold floors.
For extra warmth throughout the season take advantage of our comfy, cozy pet beds so everyone gets their beauty rest.