For many people, the jury is still out on whether or not dog clothes are frivolous or useful. The fact remains, however, that they do have advantages for pooches. Dog clothing may appear to be an unnecessary luxury, but it does have advantage for dogs such as protection from cold and sunburn.
One major advantage is that dog clothes provide canines small and large with protection from the cold. During those long winter months, the bitter cold is just as uncomfortable and dangerous for dogs as it is for us. Dogs that have on a coat or a sweater feel much better outside and can stand to go for longer walks. This means no one has to sacrifice fresh air or exercise to hide from the weather.
This is especially advantageous for small breeds as anyone with a shivering Chihuahua can attest.
Another advantage of dog clothes comes to light during the bright, warm summer days. The problem that many people don’t realize is that dogs are just as susceptible to sunburn as humans. Also, skin cancer is the most common cancer among dogs. Dog clothing such as shirts can help to protect from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s also a good idea to put sun block on any exposed skin. Don’t worry, it will absorb quickly into the skin before it gets licked.
For those who are still on the fence with dog clothes, it’s important to look at these facts. They do much more than make a dog look cute and draw attention. They have advantages that help our little friends live better lives.
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