When you're a dog owner, especially one of a small or toy dog, you may come to a point where you realize something: Your dog may be that much cuter is had some clothes on.
Well, hold on there for a second, because there are many opinions about getting clothes for your dog; and with good reason.
Below, I'm going to cover a couple of common issues that dog owners face they decide to get some doggie clothes for their canine.
These questions are ones that many people have asked, along with an answer that is backed up with proof, or a commonly held idea.
1) Are dogs clothes OK for Looks? This is the biggest question that gets asked, and with good reason.
Many people will tell you that they will never place an outfit on their dog, and then again, others say that their dog is just like a human, and has the right to wear clothing just like we do.
In the end, it is perfectly OK for dogs to wear clothing, under one stipulation: the clothes are comfortable on the dog.
If the clothes stop the dog from walking correctly, restrict air flow to the lungs or just rub too much, then you should definitely reconsider.
But if you can find soft, not so restrictive outfits, then go for it.
2) What about for Protection? Others simply buy things like little rain coats, or shoes for their dogs, just to protect them from the elements, which is actually a very smart idea.
You want the best for your dog, and what's so wrong with a nice winter coat? This is perfectly understandable, as some dogs have thin skin (or coats) or have super sensitive paws.
3) What about Costumes? Even some people who are against regular dog clothing, will buy costumes for their dogs.
So is is ok? Again, it just depends on if the costume is the right size (no too big or small, as every dog is a different shape) and if it is not too much weight so that it doesn't wear your little dog out.
Really, in the end its a matter of choice and preference.
If you want your dog to match you, and it doesn't take the clothes off, then go for it.
But don't try to force your dog if it doesn't have the same ideas about wearing clothes!