Why Your Dog Needs a Raincoat
Sometimes being outside in the rain simply can’t be avoided. Most dogs depend on a walk to do their business, whether it’s number one or number two. This means a quick dash out into the backyard and back probably won’t cut it, which could result in an indoor accident later on! Let’s face it, no one likes being rushed in that situation.
Dogs also need plenty of exercise and sometimes the weather won’t hold out long enough for you to wait for the sun to come out. A dog raincoat allows both you and your pup to prepare for the weather so your four-legged friend can get their wiggles out.
With a dog raincoat, your pup will be free to exercise and do their business without the concern of a brand new splattering of rainwater in the entryway when they’re finished. Your dog will appreciate the extra protection and warmth, and you will appreciate how much longer your home remains clean during the rainy season.
Things to Consider
Your dog raincoat should fit your dog with slightly more room than other dog clothing to allow the water to run off the fabric, but not so much that they could trip or get caught up in it. You also want it to allow some space for your dog to release body heat, especially if you’re taking them on a walk or to the park. The waterproof and water-resistant fabrics used to make dog raincoats can trap heat, so some breathing room is an important factor.
Most of our dog raincoats range in size from extra small to extra large, giving you plenty of options to select the right fit. Just to be sure, you should check each item’s size chart as the sizes can vary between designers.
As mentioned above, the materials used to make raincoats and dog raincoats are notorious for trapping heat and moisture inside, which quickly becomes uncomfortable. Luckily, advanced technology in fabrics and materials can help you avoid this. Many of the dog raincoats we offer have a cotton/polyester blend lining for quick-drying and breathability while in use. It also makes for easy washing and prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
Safety first! Visibility is such an important factor to consider when purchasing a dog raincoat. As you know, it gets much more difficult to see once the rain begins to fall. The skies darken, the roads become slippery, and drivers are not always the most responsible when it comes to adjusting to these conditions. If you’re taking your pup out on a walk in the rain, you should look for a dog raincoat with high-visibility features like bright colors and reflective trim.