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Are dog coats necessary?

by:
AMANDEEP KAUR MAUJ



Puppy love is the beginning of a lifetime affair for most dog owners. The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. And in this winter you have the chance to return the favor to your dog. Get him a coat.

Many dog owners do not appreciate the idea to use dog coats, they think it makes their dogs sissies. I differ. I feel that if we can provide comfort to our pets from this chilly weather than why not. It is even more important in pets who have short hair coat and are thin. Old dogs love warmth and it also helps in decreasing arthritic pain.


According to Dr Amandeep of Vets for Pets, a dog coat may cost you as little as Rs 48, while designer coats and jackets may cost you as much as Rs 575. When shoping for a coat look for simply styled clothes in easy-care colors. After an hour at the park, that pretty pink vest will blend in with the mud. Also make sure the coat fits comfortably. If it is too small or too large, it will hamper your petís movement. Think about durability. Although pull-on sweaters cost less than adjustable coats, they have a shorter life span (usually just one season) and are harder to get on, especially for long-legged or arthritic dogs.

The one drawback of using a coat is that skin conditions may remain hidden from the eyes. This can be overcome by regular grooming.
Dogs serve us in return for scraps this is the least we can do to tell him that we care for him too.


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