While nature gave our furry friends a coat that they can always wear, they still need extra protection when it is snowing or raining. Vetsend offers the perfect dog raincoats for every man's best friend.
Dog raincoat: popular brands
Popular dog raincoat are those from Hurtta and Ruffwear. These raincoats are popular for a number of reasons. One is the cosy fleece lining that keeps your furry buddy warm when it is cool and cool when it is warm. Another reason is the outer layer which ensures the coat is completely wind and rainproof.
Why your furry friend needs a dog raincoat
Just like people, pets are vulnerable to get ill. The cold and wet winters are usually not very beneficial for your dog's health. An interesting fact about dogs is that they have the ability to adapt to the climate they find themselves in. However, they still need protection from extreme weather conditions. This is particularly true for young puppies and smaller dog breeds that have short or thin fur. Active dogs such as service dogs and farm dogs who are constantly exposed to the outdoor elements, usually need additional protection of a dog raincoat during cold and wet winter days.
Dog coats can also serve as a safety tool. They offer service dogs protection against thorns and underbrush when they are at the farm, out hunting or working alongside the police or military forces on a trail. There are dogs jackets with reflectors which ensure that your pooch is visible in the dark, which often is the case during the winter season.
Getting the correct size of a dog raincoat
It is not recommended to guess the size of your dog's raincoat, as Vetsend offers comprehensive size guides online. This makes it easier to pick the correct measurements. While your pet is in a standing position, take their measurements around the neck to get the right collar circumference. Another measurement you need to take is around their girth. Take this one around the widest part of their chest. Next, measure the length right by taking measurements from the collar to the base of the tail.
When choosing a dog raincoat you will find that different brands give different size specifications. Some base their size in terms of length and others in terms of the weight range. In addition to taking measurements, it would also be good to have an idea of your pet's weight range. It is not possible for Vetsend to accept returns of a dog jacket that has already been worn for hygiene reasons. Aim for a fit that is snug but not tight so that your pet can still move around freely while wearing it.
Choosing the right type of dog raincoat
Vetsend has a number of different options when it comes to raincoats for dogs. There are heavier coats which are made for pets that spend a good amount of time outside in winter. Heavy jackets and fleece jackets are also ideal for puppies who are more sensitive to cold and rain as well as for breeds that have short-haired coats. Older dogs and those that are less active and who do not generate a lot of heat will also benefit from a heavier dog coat. Fleece parkas and quilted coats work well for such dogs.
Apart from being waterproof, some Vetsend rain jackets have a hoodie. This gives your trusted companion complete protection from rain and snow. The jackets also have an inner lining that provides insulation that ensures that your pet retains their body heat so they are always warm, even if they are out in harsh weather. You will also find that Vetsend jackets are made so that they are easy to get on and off. They are also easy to maintain because they can be wiped clean in between washes in the washing machine.
The Hurtta Summit Parka is a simple yet efficient dog coat. It keeps your buddy's temperature stable and is water-resistant. Other Vetsend options are the Sotnos Dog Raincoat, the Ruffwear Aira Rain Jacket and the Puppia Base Jumper Raincoat that has a fit that can be adjusted around the hood, the sleeves and over the belly. It also makes it easy to get to the collar or harness so that you can fasten it. The camo or yellow looks are a bonus. There is definitely something for every pet and pet owner at Vetsend.