How to know if your pet needs clothing - J & J Pet Club

How to know if your pet needs clothing 

Pets are like family, and we want to make sure they're as comfortable as possible. However, sometimes our furry friends need a little extra help to stay warm in cold weather.

Your pet may need some clothing if they are a small breed, have little to no fur, or are prone to getting cold easily. If you live in an area with a colder climate, your pet will likely need some form of clothing to keep them warm when they go outside. There are many different types and styles of pet clothing available, so you should be able to find something that suits your pet’s needs for the colder weather.

Signs your pet is cold

As the weather gets colder, it's important to keep an eye on your pets and make sure they're staying warm. Here are a few signs that your pet is cold:

  1. They're shivering: Shivering is one of the first signs that your pet is feeling cold. If you notice them shivering, it's time to bring them inside or give them a blanket to help warm them up.
  1. They're hiding: If your pet is normally outgoing but suddenly starts hiding away, it could be because they're cold and trying to stay out of the elements.
  1. They have dry skin: When pets get cold, their skin can start to dry out and crack. This is especially true for older animals with arthritis or other health conditions that make it difficult for them to move around and keep themselves warm.
  1. They lack fur density: Take a look at the animal's fur. If it is thick and dense, the animal may not need extra clothing. If the fur is thin or patchy, however, clothing may be necessary.

Benefits of dressing your pet

Pet parents who dress their furry friends enjoy a number of be nefits. For one, it can be a bonding experience. Getting your pet ready for a special event or just for a walk around the block can be quality time spent together.

Dressing your pet can also help protect them from the elements. A coat or sweater can keep a small dog warm on a cold winter day, and booties can prevent salt and snow from getting between their toes and irritating their skin.

Finally, dressing your pet can simply be fun! Whether you choose to put a costume on your dog for Halloween or pick out a festive bandana for them to wear on holidays, you’ll both enjoy seeing them in their new styles.

Other reasons to dress your pet

Though it may seem silly to some, there are actually many reasons to dress your pet. For one, like we’ve already mentioned, it can help keep them warm in cold weather. This is especially important for short-haired or small breeds that are more susceptible to the cold. Additionally, clothing can protect your pet from the sun and harmful UV rays, as well as bugs and other pests.

Another reason to dress your pet is for safety purposes. If you live in a busy area or frequently take your dog on walks near roads, brightly coloured clothing can help make them more visible to drivers and help prevent accidents. Reflective gear is also available and can be helpful in low-light conditions.

So, whether you’re looking to keep your pet safe, comfortable, or stylish, there are many reasons to consider dressing them up!

Where to buy pet clothing

There are many places to buy pet clothing: department stores, pet stores, and online retailers all sell pet clothing. When choosing where to buy pet clothing, it is important to consider the type of clothing you need, the size of your pet, and your budget.

Department stores typically have a small selection of pet clothing. The sizes offered are usually limited, and the prices can be higher than other retailers. However, department stores may be a good option if you need a specific type or style of clothing.

Pet stores offer a wide variety of pet clothing. You can find clothes for all types and sizes of pets at most pet stores. Pet store prices are usually lower than department store prices, making them a good option for budget-minded shoppers.

Online retailers offer the largest selection of pet clothing. You can visit our online shop at and browse our selection of items.

In conclusion, if you live in a cold climate and your pet spends a lot of time outdoors, it's probably a good idea to invest in some pet clothing. Pay attention to your pet's behavior - if they seem uncomfortable or are shivering, it's time to put some clothes on them. Clothing can also help protect your pet from the sun and harmful UV rays. When choosing pet clothing, always opt for something that is comfortable, breathable, and easy to put on and take off.

Enjoy the holidays!