Ryasnaya Natalya Valeryevna
Our cute little pets of different breeds often freeze during the cold season. and then a walk for them becomes not a joyous event, but a real torment. How to help your pet? Sew for him warm and comfortable clothes.
In our climate during the cold season, dogs need special care. To protect the animal from hypothermia, dirt and injuries need special clothing. Dog’s clothing should protect the chest from hypothermia (pneumonia in dogs is difficult to treat) and dampness (wet hair cools quickly). Especially short-haired and small breeds of dogs need it. Some "bare" rocks are cold even in summer. In older animals, hypothermia can cause arthritis (chronic inflammation of the joints). Lactating dogs need to hide the mammary glands from cold and dirt to prevent the development of mastitis.
With the onset of cold weather, the dog is recommended to wash no more than once every 2 months. More frequent bathing harms wool and skin. Wool will be easy to get wet. Diaper rash may appear on the skin. In wet and rainy weather need waterproof overalls. It can be warmed or not, but not necessarily blown and free. Clothing should not hinder the movement of the dog. Choose models with long "sleeves" and "panties".
In such overalls, in any weather, the dog’s coat will be dry and clean. Patterns of clothes for small dogs you can build yourself.
But the basis can be taken here such basic patterns:
In the snow period, a warm sweater and hoodie that protects from the wind are obligatory. For large breeds, choose a model with a clasp (easier to wear). Better with zippers than with velcro. Velcro quickly become clogged with hair.
It is important to wear a dog for the weather. If the dog is young and active, preferring active games, then you should not sew warm clothes, light enough clothes and hypothermia is already threatening. If, at the exit from the entrance, your dog is already shaking, then it is certainly time to dress. But do not let a dressed dog sit or lie down in the snow. Let the animal move more. Play with her, run. So at the same time you will improve your health!
Be sure to get the necessary clothes. Sometimes it is easier to dress a dog than to fix the problems. And whether it will be clothes sewn with their own hands or purchased from a fashion designer – a matter of taste and wallet.