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Are Sweaters on Dogs Necessary?

There is no harm in putting clothing on your dog during the winter. Simply follow these tips to help keep your pets warm!

Pet parents often express concern over their dogs about sweaters and whether it is actually safe for them to have one on during the winter. Breeds that are short-haired and/or smaller, and more petite, have a tendency to shiver quite violently when they are cold. It is not harmful to put clothes on your dog if you are concerned about him being cold. There are two tips our staff at Veterinaire Pet Care would like to share from an article on that will help you choose the right sweater for your four-legged friend.

First, decide if you pet does actually need an extra layer to help them stay warm. A sweater or jacket can be helpful during the cold season but not all breeds would actually need this extra layer. When they have to go outside, or just hang around the house, smaller, lighter breeds and toy breeds benefit from a warm dog sweater. Dogs of short hair breeds would also benefit from a sweater on them when they go outside.

Secondly, finding a good sweater, made of the right materials, is important. Wool is a popular material for dog sweaters but always keep in consideration the number of times you’d expect it to be washed and if it could cause discomfort due to itching.

Veterinaire Pet Care is here to answer all of your pet-related questions. Whether your question is simple or complex, we are here to provide expert guidance on your issue. We understand your pet is a beloved member of your family and that is why we proudly offer the highest levels of care along with the very latest in medical advances. Our testimonials speak for themselves! Contact page today if you have any questions or if you would like to book an appointment.

Veterinaire Pet Care understands your pet is a beloved member of your family, and strives to improve the quality of life for every pet we treat. We proudly offer the highest levels of care along with the very latest in medical advances for your family pet. We at Veterinaire Pet Care care about your pets the same way you do, and want to do everything we can to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions, we're always glad to help!

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