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How to choose a comfy dog sweater

When winter comes, your four-legged friend may need extra support against the cold in the form of warm clothes. However, a dog’s choice of the sweater should not be accidental. You must consider several key issues to choose the best option for your dog.

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A comfortable dog sweater is well suited to the dog’s size. The material of the garment plays a vital role. Artificial fabrics can cause discomfort to the dog when worn. Choose a sweater cut that will suit your dog.

What you will learn from this article:

  • Choose the right size for the dog sweater
  • Only suitable quality materials will provide the dog with warmth and comfort while wearing
  • If you can’t find the right sweater size, opt for the tailor-made option

Comfortable dog sweater

When the temperature outside the window becomes less pleasant, my dog ​​needs additional support against the cold during our walks together. Thanks to the train, going out together, even on cold days, can still be comfortable and pleasant for him.

However, if you do not know when it is best to reach for clothes for your dog, I refer you to my other entry devoted to this topic. In it, I answer, among other things, the question of the temperature from which a dog should wear clothes. You will find it HERE.

My four-legged friend feels good and comfortable wearing a dog sweater and a sweatshirt or jacket. Each of these options is entirely acceptable to him. However, I think that his favourite form of protection against the cold on cold days is a dog sweater. In this article, I want to tell you how to choose a comfortable dog sweater.

Should your dog wear a sweater?

Whether or not a dog should wear dog clothes is a much-debated topic. You can read more about it in my other article, which is entirely devoted to this topic. You will find it HERE.

Therefore, I would not like to focus too much on this issue but touch on the subject a little. Namely, if your four-legged friend is cold during walks on colder days, do not hesitate to put clothes on him. Even if your dog does not belong to the group of dog breeds where wearing clothes is strongly recommended.

A sweater is a good solution if the dog needs extra support against the cold on chilly days. The vast majority of dogs feel good in this type of clothes. Therefore, if you do not know what kind of protection against the cold to choose for your four-legged friend, a dog sweater will be a very safe option that you can select blindly.

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How to choose a comfy dog ​​sweater

When buying accessories for your four-legged friend, I am sure you care about more than just meeting his basic needs. I always pay attention to whether a given item will be comfortable for my dog ​​in everyday use and whether it will meet his needs and individual preferences. That also applies to his dog clothes.

Therefore, I want to tell you what you should pay special attention to when choosing a sweater for your dog, so it is comfortable for him to wear. If the clothing accompanies your pet during every walk on winter days, it mustn’t restrict its freedom of movement in any way.

Dog sweater material

The first thing I pay attention to when choosing a new sweater for my four-legged friend is its material. When buying dog clothes, I focus only on natural fabrics. The same principle applies when choosing your clothes.

That is why I read the ingredients on the label of a given product very carefully and recommend you develop such a habit. Why is it so important? Because artificial materials such as acrylic or polyester will not protect your pet against the cold that it needs.

For this reason, I bet on sweaters for my dog ​​produced by the Bowl&Bone Republic brand. What I value most about them is that the sweaters are made of lamb wool. Thanks to this, they protect my dog ​​from the cold and are also extremely lovely and soft.

You put a sweater on your four-legged friend to keep him warm and pleasant on cold days. That is why it is so essential that the garment’s material protects it well against the cold.

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Dog sweater size

I feel very uncomfortable wearing clothes that don’t fit my body shape, especially in winter. Too tight a sweater makes me very uncomfortable and uncomfortable. It restricts my movements. On the other hand, if I wear a sweater that is too big, it does not provide me with as much support against the cold as it should. It can let the wind and cold air through.

The same is true for your four-legged friend. If you put on him clothes whose size is too small, he will feel very uncomfortable during joint outings and walks. On the other hand, a sweater that is too big will allow the wind to pass through it freely.

Dog sweater cut

Dog sweaters can also differ from each other due to their cut.

I always choose a sweater with a turn-down turtleneck for my four-legged friend. Thanks to this, I ensure that the dog’s body and neck are covered. I recommend it if you haven’t bought such a sweater cut for your four-legged friend. I’m sure your dog will be pleased.

My absolute favourite is the dog sweater from the ASPEN line from Bowl&Bone Republic. It has the previously mentioned rolled turtleneck. Moreover, the brand’s assortment includes a wide range of sweater colours. My dog ​​has an ASPEN sweater in two colours, red and graphite. I think she looks charming and cute in each of them.

Custom made sweater

Suppose you have an extraordinary dog under your care and know that ready-made clothes are often unsuitable for his body structure. In that case, I recommend choosing a brand that offers tailor-made tailoring. As you know, not every dog ​​has to fit into standard sizes. It happens that quite specific dimensions characterize the pet, e.g. it is very tall but at the same time extremely slim.

Such a situation may occur, among others, in the case of the Italian greyhound breed. There is no denying that these dogs are not small. At the same time, their body structure is extremely slender. Therefore, it can be challenging to choose the right size of sweater for a dog of this breed.

Many brands designing dog accessories offer the possibility of creating a tailor-made product. Among them is the Bowl&Bone Republic brand.

The perfect dog sweater

A thoughtful choice of a dog sweater will make your dog feel warm and comfortable during your winter walks. Dogs love to spend time outside, so it’s worth ensuring they feel entirely satisfied.

Does your dog have a favourite dog sweater? Please write me your message in the comment below.

If you have any questions or want me to discuss a topic in the next post, share it in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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