Winterize your Doggie!
Posted: Nov 01 2013
Yes, it's almost that time of year again...a little depressing after the great summer so many of us have had this year, but we can't put it off forever - winter's around the corner! Are you and your doggie prepared? Just like you prepare yourself, switching your wardrobe from those skimpy little summer outfits to those nice cozy sweaters, and you make sure your car is equipped to handle all that snow and ice, you need to make sure your doggie is ready to face the elements too!
Small breeds or doggies who don't have much in the way of fur, such as Chihuahuas or Greyhounds would definitely benefit from some form of protection for those winter walks. A nice cozy sweater or jacket would be perfect! Mary Klick is a Vancouver-based designer who will definitely make your doggie stand out from the crowd in one of her lovely one-of-a-kind doggie jackets. Be sure to take a look at Mary's latest designs in our Clothes and Accessories section. Why not have her design one especially for your doggie? Just send us your requirements and we'll do the rest! Maybe a nice doggie sweater is more your style - West Paw Design's beautiful eco-friendly Reknitz® cotton dog sweaters would ensure Fido stays nice and toasty when the temperature dips.
Then there are your doggie's paws...you definitely will want to avoid long walks in extremely cold weather, and there are so many great activities you can do indoors, but when you do go outside, it's a good idea to protect those precious paws with some water-repellent doggie boots to keep him cozy and warm.
Grooming is just as important during the winter months as it is in the summer, but, while you should make sure your doggie's coat is kept in tip top condition to avoid matting, you should not cut it too short. Just be sure to keep his paws trimmed well to avoid ice and snow accumulating around the toes and foot pads if your doggie doesn't wear boots.
How about a nice new cozy bed for the winter? Doggies love to cuddle up when they're cold. We have a wonderful selection of beautiful doggie beds and blankets - Bowsers, West Paw Design, and UK-based, Danish Design, all have some great options, but if you're looking for something a little different, please let us know and we'll do our best to help!