Creating Style With Nice Dog Coats

Nowadays, any good dog owner is on the lookout for fashionable and stylish dog coats for their pet. There are numerous styles and levels of functionality. More-and-more, pets are becoming like a human member of the family, and it makes sense to begin looking after their needs in a way that befits their up-and-coming stature.

You see a preoccupation with doggie fashion in many couples or people whose children have grown up and left home. Their dogs are their new children, so it’s no surprise when they begin outfitting their pooch in a style and manner that befits their place in the family unit.

Dog coats come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, styles and fashions. There are specially-built kinds, for when a dog might need actual protection from the elements, like in a hairless breed. Also, there are cases where a dog might have a skin problem and needs the additional protection a coat like this can give. For the most part, though, many of these coats are typically just for amusement and as a fashion statement for the dog and the owner.

Dog coats can fall into various categories. There are pullover type sweaters and half-pullover types. These are generally of cotton, wool or some mixture of both fabrics. They’re designed to go on relatively easily and with little fuss on the part of the dog or its owner.

Some coats come with snaps or zippers, so always take care to avoid pinching the dog’s sensitive underbelly skin area. Dogs look at that region as a vulnerable spot and they might give you a little nip if you handle it too roughly.

These days, doggie raincoats seem to be all the rage. With more people living in apartments than ever before, it’s no wonder they’d like to keep their pet dry when they have to go for a walk on a rainy day. After all, who want’s to clean up after a wet, smelly or dank dog? Keeping it dry while out walking is a good solution to the problem. Who knows; the dog may even let you put on galoshes and a rain cap if you speak nicely enough to it.

There are also a large number of so-called “special occasion” coats, too. As a part of the family, doesn’t it make sense to outfit Spot in his own dinner tuxedo when you’re having a formal dress soiree? Plus, the fashion accessories to be had can boggle the mind. Necklaces, hats, dress booties or shoes are just a part of today’s modern dog wardrobe.

Dogs are really an integral part of the modern family unit. They’re many times more loyal to their owners than their own children ever were. That’s a pretty humorous situation, when you think of it. And the dog coat industry is a big money entity nowadays. Just about every culture in the world has some sort of relationship with the dog, to be realistic. And many folks see no problem with dressing their dogs up once in a while.

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