Taking your dog for a walk and worried the rain will cause a cold? Looking for a jacket that might help their anxiety? On the lookout for a coat that will keep the chill out? Whatever your dog prefers, and whichever personality type they are, we have a practical suggestion. Let the coat quest begin…
Ideal for... everyday walks
Once you’ve got all the gear for evening walks, from a failsafe harness to a sturdy lead, you should consider a stylish but weatherproof coat for your dog. We’re particularly keen on this jacket from Ruffwear, complete with sleeves, a reflective trim for visibility and an effortless zippered closure. Just perfect for dogs that don’t like to hang around too long while you’re putting their coat on.
Ideal for… keeping your dog warm
Something warm and practical is the way forward if your dog feels the chill. Look to reversible options that have a softer inner and a more robust outer – think a waxed layer – for the best of both worlds, like this quilted gilet by Rosewood. A scarf is also a good option if your pooch gets cold ears. And if your winter walkies are more likely to take place in the dark, use reflective accessories to keep you safe and seen when visibility is low.
Ideal for… dogs who suffer with anxiety
Targeted calming jackets are ideal to support dogs who need assistance with anxiety, be it when they’re left home alone or unsettled during events like fireworks or thunderstorms. By applying gentle pressure, the Thundershirt has a proven calming effect as it offers a sensation similar to a weighted blanket or being swaddled. Don’t forget calming diffusers and supplements are also a great option for dogs who need an extra helping hand.
Ideal for… hot dogs
While winter dog coats are certainly more common, cooling coats are a good option if your dog struggles with higher temperatures. So keep them in mind during warmer months as well as other cooling essentials, like water sprinklers, cooling toys and even mats that help regulate and control your dog’s temperature. When you use these products together, your dog can beat the heat without any hassle or fuss.