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What Coat is Right for My Dog?

What Coat is Right for My Dog?

As we enter the year’s cooler months you may be thinking about how to keep your canine companion cosy and stylish during chilly weather – and one consideration would be a dog coat! With a plethora of options available, selecting the right one might seem daunting.

Fear not! This blog post is your ultimate guide to choosing the perfect dog coat that suits your pet’s needs and your style preferences with the help of our Joules Pet Collection.

Before you start browsing, it's essential to understand your dog's requirements. Consider factors such as size, breed, age, and health conditions. Some dogs, like Greyhounds or Chihuahuas, have thin fur and are more susceptible to cold weather. Older dogs and puppies also need extra warmth. Knowing your dog's needs will guide your choice.

Waterproof Coats: Perfect for rainy days to shelter your pup from the elements we’d suggest a light raincoat such as our Joules Water Resistant Raincoat available in four colours. This coat is a great trans-seasonal choice, due to its light weight design, it would be welcome in a warmer season.

Cosy Jumpers: When it comes to cooler mornings, easy to pull on and off fleeces make a great choice for around the house or a chilly morning walk. Our Joules Navy Fleece and Seaport Chenille Jumper are perfect for keeping your pup warm yet stylish.

Quilted Jackets: Quilted coats are great for those extra-cold days and are still comfortable enough for your pooch to have an active run-around. Our Joules Quilted Coats fasten and adjust with touch-fastening straps to keep your pet comfortable and cosy.

Fleece Jumpers: Great for cold weather, providing extra warmth on those chilly days and can be used as an under layer as required. Our Joules Navy Fleece features a back zip fastening which makes it easy to get on and off - and is breathable and even machine washable.

Fashion Coats: For style-conscious pet parents, these coats come in various designs, colours, and materials but offer unique features such as reflective trims and detachable fur collars. Check out our Joules Lydford and Cherington Coats to style your fashionable pooch but also keep them warm on those chilly winter days.

Choosing the Right Size:

Measure your dog accurately. Ill-fitting coats can cause discomfort and restrict movement. Follow the manufacturer’s sizing guide and measure your dog’s neck, chest, and length from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.

Steps to Measure Your Dog for a Dog Coat:

1. Measure the Length: Start at the base of the neck, where the collar sits. Measure along the spine to the base of the tail. This will give you the length of the coat.

2. Measure the Girth (Chest): Measure the widest part of your dog's chest, which is usually right behind the front legs. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight.

3. Measure the Neck: Measure around the neck where the collar sits. Allow some room here for comfort.

4. Check the Manufacturer's Sizing Chart: Different dog coat manufacturers might have slightly different sizing charts. Refer to the specific manufacturer's sizing chart provided on the product's website or packaging to select the right size based on your measurements

Material Matters:

Consider the material of the coat. Common options include polyester, nylon, and fleece. Each material has its advantages concerning warmth, water resistance, and ease of cleaning. Pick one that matches your dog's needs and your maintenance preferences. All of our Joules apparel is machine washable and made from carefully considered materials ensuring the product is durable and fit for purpose.

Ease of Use and Comfort:

Look for coats with adjustable straps and closures. Ensure the coat is easy to put on and take off, especially if your dog is not a fan of getting dressed. Comfort is paramount; choose a coat that doesn’t hinder your dog's movements or cause irritation.

Choosing a dog coat is not just about fashion; it’s about providing your furry friend with the comfort and protection they need. By understanding your dog’s needs, considering the types of coats available, picking the right size and material, focusing on ease of use and comfort, and evaluating the coat’s maintenance and durability, you can make an informed decision. With the perfect coat, your dog will be ready to face any weather in style and comfort.

Happy shopping and here's to many warm and fashionable walks with your canine companion!

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