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Do Dogs Need Sweaters And Blankets In Winter?

Abby, “Mom, please keep up with me, ok?”

Yes, dogs need sweaters and blankets once the weather starts turning cold specially if your dog has short hair, she is a puppy or senior, and also if she is recuperating from injury/illness.

Abby and Charlie both wear a sweater and sometimes jacket when we go out, they both have short hair, and a sweater or t-shirt when they are indoors. By the way, and this may just be me, but I like to touch their ears. If their ears are cold, then they are cold.

Sweaters and jackets for dogs, if you are looking for quality items, tend to be a bit expensive, but I’ve learned from trial and error that they are worth it. Blankets, on the other hand, I get them from a thrift shop. They have inexpensive, beautiful thick blankets in all sizes and colors.

Take a walk with your canine companion, weather permitting, but remember to bundle up and do the same for your canine companions. Enjoy your weekend.

Abby Paying Her Bills In Person

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Abby, “Mom, do I really have to pay my bills on time?”

Abby was pretty surprised when I told her that she needed to go in person and pay her water/sewage/garbage bill.  As you can see, she was so bothered by it that she was giving me the cold shoulder.  What a brat!  I wanted to be mad at her, but she looked so cute wearing that sweater that all I did was smile.

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Abby, “Ok mom, let’s go home. I dropped off the check.”

And so Abby paid her utility bill, posed for this picture, and we headed back home.  Abby goes every where I am able to take her.  That’s the only way your canine companion can get used to different noises, people, cars, etc.  What places are you able to take your dog to?

Short-Haired Dogs And Coats/Sweaters

hispring1The above picture is of Dexter, a very handsome boxer mix, that used to stay with us often.  Since Spring is taking its time to arrive, make sure that your canine companion is properly attired when you go out with him.  Dogs that have short hair like Dexter need to wear a coat or sweater or both to keep them warm.

hispring2Dogs that are very lean, like my Alex, also need to wear a coat when the weather is cold.  In Alex’s case, I make her wear both a sweater and a coat.  She is not too crazy about it, but I need to make sure that she is warm.

Dogs look adorable in sweaters, that’s for sure, but remember that for many dogs like short-haired dogs, and lean dogs, wearing a coat or sweater is a necessity.