Who doesn’t love a pet in a classic winter sweater? Choose from thick cable-knit to lighter-weight cotton; solid-coloured to patterned; embellished to simple. Depending on your pet’s need for warmth, and their personality, there’s a stylish and functional option that will suit their needs and have them rocking the cat – or dog - walk! When choosing a sweater, keep your pet’s skin sensitivities in mind, and choose an appropriate fabric. Just like for some humans, wool can be itchy for pets!
Coats & Jackets
Coats are a great way to keep your pet warm this winter while they are strutting their stuff around the neighbourhood. For some short-haired breeds – like a greyhound – a winter coat is a necessity. For others, a coat is a great way to keep them drier and cleaner in those slushy winter months. Visit your local pet store for a variety of options, from heavier to lighter weight. Also consider ones with a reflective stripe to keep your pet safe on darker evening walks.
Salt can save us humans from slipping on icy sidewalks, but it can be really damaging to our pet’s paws. If your pet will tolerate them, booties can be a great way to prevent frostbite and damage to their paw pads. Note: If your pet won’t wear booties, there are balms you can apply directly to their paw pads.
Scarves & Accessories
For some pets, full outerwear isn’t their style. Scarves and other accessories can be an adordable, fun way to celebrate the season (festive neck-scarf anyone?). For a finicky feline less interested in cable-knit, a bow-tie or collar embellishment could be the purr-fect way to add a little style to their every day look.
Before You Buy: Check the Measurements
Anything you put on your pet should fit snugly, but not too tight. Bring them to the store when making purchases so that you can check their measurements and speak with store staff about the best fit. If your pet seems uncomfortable in the clothing, don’t force it. You want them to be able to move freely and comfortably, whatever the weather conditions!
||With you and your pet suited up, you'll be ready for all kinds of outdoor winter activities. So, don't forget to share your pet's winter gear! Post their picture on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram.