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Many of us love to be able to include our pets in the Christmas festivities. It is a time of giving and, as our pets are members of our family, we enjoy being able to gift them something as well!
When deciding if your dog would benefit from a winter coat to protect it against the elements there are a few things to consider. The breed of dog, type of coat, dog's age and how active it is. Many breeds we have as our family pets are not native to the UK, the Chihuahua, for example, is from the hotter climes of Mexico or the Siberian Husky from the colder climes of Siberia and with that comes different types of fur.
As winter is upon us dogs can become lethargic, just like us humans. You may notice they’re less active and wanting to sleep more to preserve body fat for insulation, and potentially eat more and hold onto their weight. (Mmmm... a lot like us humans!) Their bodies attempt to build up food stores to see them through the colder months. In breeds that do not grow a thick winter coat they may actually lose weight and their feeding amounts may need to be increased to avoid this. It may be interesting for you to chart changes in your dog’s weight throughout the year to see if it matches the seasons.
Keeping your dog dry, warm and clean-ish in the winter weather
There are lots of dog coats and towels in the pet market. We've researched some of the very best for keeping your dog warm, dry and clean in the wet, cold winter weather.
Finding the ideal jacket for a dog walk can be harder than it sounds. It is even harder to find a jacket that is suitable all year round for different kinds of weather. The best ones should guarantee to keep the water out and here is what to consider when buying a jacket…