Winter is in full swing and much of the country has been seeing massive snowstorms in the past few weeks. Since harsh weather is just as hard on our furry friends as it is on us, you want to make sure your pup is suited and booted against snow and ice. Here is a list of our favorite 5 winter items, sure to protect your pet on even the most frigid days.
1. Waterproof Fleece Dog Boots ($29.99) - These tough boots protect against Mother Nature’s worst! With warm fleece uppers and thick rubber soles, these triple lined dog boots resist water and keep paws safe!
2. Basic Dog Hoodie ($11.99-$23.99) – Our Basic Dog Hoodies combine every day casual comfort with cozy winter warmth! Made of soft cotton, these hoodies are available in a variety of bright colors and are sized to fit most dogs.
3. Fur Trim Dog Parka ($25.99-$39.99) – This awesome dog coat is not only fashionable, it’s warm and durable as well! Designed to repel wind and water, this dog coat has a cozy fleece lining and a detachable fur trimmed hood.
4. Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots ($12.00-$17.00) – The world’s only disposable, reusable, waterproof dog boots! Pawz are designed to go on easily and fit securely without zippers or straps and gives your dog a sense of security because without padding, your dog can feel the ground. Great for protecting your pup’s paws from salt and ice.
5. Monkey Business Dog Pajamas ($14.99-$19.99) – Made of lightweight, breathable cotton, these easy-fit one piece pajamas are ultra comfy and will keep your pet toasty on chilly winter nights! Features our popular Monkey Business print!
With winter fast approaching, the inevitable freezing temperatures are on the way. Our pooches suffer just as much as we do in the winter, so now is a great time to prepare them for the cold season as well. While dog coats and jackets will keep their bodies warm, don’t forget about your fur baby’s feet! We have dog boots, dog socks, and dog slippers sure to keep your dog from getting frosty paws.
Dog boots not only protect from the elements, they also keep your dog’s paws safe from the salt put down to break down ice and snow. This salt can seriously injure your furry friend’s feet! It is very acidic and can burn your dog’s paws, leaving sores behind. Dogs can also get sick if they lick the salt left behind on their paws. Dog boots aren’t only handy in the winter time. They can protect your pet’s paws all year long. In the spring and summer, pavement can get very hot and burn your precious pup’s pads. Chemicals used to treat lawns can irritate paws and can make your dog sick if ingested by licking off of feet. Some older dogs have a hard time walking on hardwood floors. Dog boots can provide the traction they need to get around. A good pair of dog boots is an investment in your pet’s health and well being.
Dogs can get cold indoors as well. Dog socks and dog slippers are a comfortable alternative to dog boots for indoor use. Disposable rubber dog boots are a more natural feeling alternative to traditional dog boots that are great for both indoor and outdoor use. These allow your dog to feel the ground under their feet, which provides them a sense of safety and security. These fit similar to a sock and all full paw movement for the utmost comfort.
January 14th, 2012 has been declared National Dress Up Your Pet Day and we at Doggie Vogue, Inc. encourage owners everywhere to get in on the fun! This is a day to go over the top and let your pup’s personality shine, so deck your dog out in an outfit that suits their character to the fullest! There are endless options of dog clothing and dog accessories available to create that perfect look for your pooch. Dress your doggie diva in pink attire and finish her style off with some fun dog bows or a dazzling dog necklace. If your pooch is a tough guy then portray it with some camo apparel and a pair of dog sunglasses. Spruce up any puppy outfit with some fun dog accessories; dog bandanas, dog hats, and dog jewelry are fun items to play around with. If your canine is a colorful character then let it scream out loud using dog hair dye gels and dog nail polishes that are available in bright, fun colors. Keep the weather in mind if you will be sporting your dressed up pup around town, a dog coat may be necessary for smaller dogs with less fur and a set of dog boots should be worn if weather conditions call for it. Be creative and enjoy National Dress UP Your Pet Day with your fancy furry friend this year!
It seems that with the winter season comes a whole slew of sniffling noses. Although your pooch can’t catch cold from you, they can develop their own form of upper respiratory infection, better coined as a dog cold. The symptoms of a human cold and a dog cold are strikingly similar but can’t be passed from dog to human or vice-versa. Just as in humans, a dog cold arises from viruses or bacteria that are spread from other animals, and weakened immune systems are susceptible to falling victim. Common dog colds typically settle once the immune system strengthens, but untreated symptoms may result in serious health problems. Other serious health issues may mask themselves with common doggie cold symptoms, so bring your pooch to the vet if you notice signs of sneezing, coughing, runny eyes/noses, congestion, or decreased energy and appetite to revive your pup’s health and avoid worsened conditions. If your canine does come down with a common (dog) cold, be sure to evade contact with other animals until the contagious microorganisms diminish. Improperly treated upper respiratory infections have a possibility of evolving into dangerous cases of Pneumonia that require immediate attention. If you notice your pooch has come down with a cold you should always make an appointment with the vet, but there are some home remedies to help the recovery process. For example, canines suffering from a cold may not have much of an appetite, so feeding your sick pup some extra boiled chicken and rice is a great way to help put food in their belly. It may also be a good idea to keep a mist vaporizer near your dog’s resting spot to help with breathing. Don’t have your canine outside for too long, and when they are, bundle them in necessary dog boots and dog coats for protection against winter conditions. To avoid pesky colds do your best to keep Rover warm this winter and stay alert of symptoms!
Dog clothes and accessories are a great way to express your pooch’s personality in style, but dog attire is also a fashionable way to practically prepare for winter weather. Sport your pup in a winter dog coat to keep cold temperatures from chilling your dog to the bone. A winter dog coat is also great for blocking winds. Such a change in climate could cause your canine to fall ill, which is why providing the proper outdoor coverage for your pooch plays an important role in avoiding any winter sicknesses. Another great doggie winter wear investment includes a trusted set of dog boots to protect puppy paws from jagged terrain, sharp ice, and freezing temperatures. Dogs sweat through the pads on their paws, so only keep dog boots on when needed during trips outside. With such a drop in temperature, it is always important to accommodate your pooch to the weather change. Some breeds, like the Siberian Huskie, are made for winter seasons, while other breeds, such as the Chihuahua, are not physically made to withstand cold temperatures. Dress your dog accordingly with their needs, and have a warm winter!
Winter can provide some harsh temperatures and weather conditions that require some adjustments. People living in colder winter climates are frantically putting plastic around their windows for insulation, gearing up their cars with dependable tires, and bundling up in down jackets before venturing outside. With this entire preparation taking place, it is important not to forget about your dog.
Chances are if you’re cold, your canine is too. Invest in a cozy dog coat to protect your pooch in. Some dog breeds have dense undercoats that are helpful in winter weather, but many breeds could use the extra warmth of a dog coat in the colder seasons. Browse dog coat options to find the best fit for your furry friend. Puppy paws are another victim to harsh temperatures – a set of dog boots will keep your pooch’s paws free to roam about without being effected by salt, ice, snow, and slush.
Sleeping is an important thing for anybody, including your pup. Provide your pooch with a well-suited dog bed and keep it in a spot away from cold tiles, uncarpeted floors, and any drafts. Staying warm while trying to snooze will eliminate tossing and turning for your deserving dog.
Because climates get so chilly in the winter, your pooch may seek out heat wherever they can find it. Snuggling too close to a space heater, heating lamp, or radiator could cause your canine to suffer from unnecessary burns. Be sure to watch your dog around any heaters in the house, including the fireplace. Use a cover for your radiator and make sure to only keep heaters on when you are in the room.
Winters is infamous for hibernation and packing on some extra pounds, but try not to over feed your hungry hound. Winter conditions cut down on your canine’s outside activity and over feeding will only add unneeded bulk to your pup’s body. Keep your dog exercised with indoor activities and keep their diet balanced, an overweight dog can cause health problems.
Weather climates and conditions are continuously shifting with the seasons, but protecting your pup’s paws is a year-round job. Footwear for dogs is becoming recognized as a trend that is actually quite practical. Styles of doggie footwear are endless, but the rubber dog boots are a versatile choice for any pooch. Rubber dog boots come in a wide range of sizes for all types of canines. The waterproof rubber makes these boots great for venturing out in the rain or snow and keeps puppy paws protected against the weather conditions. Rubber dog boots are also convenient for avoiding jagged terrains and dangerous remnants that are found on the streets, such as glass. During those hotter months rubber dog boots are also helpful in defending paws against hot pavement. They are also suitable shields for everything including ice, salt, and lawn chemicals. Since rubber dog boots don’t have padding your pooch won’t even know they are wearing anything! To top it off, our rubber dog boots are disposable, reusable, and biodegradable. Get that perfect fit by making sure to get the correct measurements for your dog’s paws. Trace your pooch’s paws on a piece of paper and then measure the marking. Be sure to give a little bit of extra room so that the boots aren’t too snug. Your canine will enjoy walks and bathroom breaks much more with safe paws.
It’s impossible to avoid the rain some days. While many dogs aren’t excited about venturing out in the wet conditions, there are ways to make the trip outdoors more pleasant. Before you take your pooch out on a rainy day protect those puppy paws with a set of dog boots made to resist even the toughest of weather circumstances. It is also wise to invest in a dog raincoat to protect your canine’s coat in the rain and also keep your furry friend in dryer form. Don’t forget a sturdy leash and bags for waste pick up. Once your pooch is all geared up to withstand the wet weather try to find an area where rain and wind is blocked so your pup can relieve themselves more comfortably. Also, bring an umbrella along for yourself and try to share some with your furry friend. Keeping your dog completely dry in the rain is impossible, but taking these steps will help Fido feel much more comfortable about walking under those gray rainclouds. Since protecting your pup from the rain only does so much, have a towel handy for wiping off those unavoidable raindrops. With the help of some doggie raingear the wet outdoors won’t be as dreary and dreaded for your furry friend.
Putting dog booties on your pup’s paws isn’t just for style, they help with gravely terrains, cold weather, and prickly problems. Dog booties are made in all sizes, colors, and serve for all different purposes. Investing in a pair of dog sneakers for your canine will help sensitive paws enjoy walks more. Walks past dark are easier managed with reflector dog boots, which will keep others aware that there’s a pooch on a stroll. When the climate drops there are an array of dog boots to pick from to prevent shivering pups, you can even get fur trimmed dog boots for some added pizzazz. If there is a hike in the near future, hiker dog boots are a great way to tough out those rocky trails together. Believe it or not, there are even rubber disposable dog boots that keep your pal’s paws dry on the rainiest of days. No matter what the booties are for, it is sure that you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for (and they’ll be cute, too)!
With the holiday season upon us, it’s once again time to brave the cold weather that comes along with it. While you are bundling up in your hats and gloves, don’t forget your furry friend’s warmth as well! Winter can be harsh on humans and dogs alike, making it difficult to deal with the ice and snow. Many dog owners don’t realize the harsh effects winter can have on their dog’s health. With a few simple precautions and care tips, your dog can maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle during the bitter cold winters.
The number one concern for your dog when the temperature drops is your dog’s warmth. Even when the weather is cold, it’s important your dog still gets exercise and time outside. A simple coat can go a long way in keeping your dog cozy during their time outside. For harsh, bitter cold, our Thermal Lined Dog Jacket is the perfect coat for the job. With quilted nylon on the outside, and a core thermal layer on the inside, this jacket keeps your dog’s body heat close, as well as keeping them dry during snow or sleet. If you don’t think your dog would like wearing a bulkier coat, a sweatshirt can be a more comfortable option. Our Fleece Lined Dog Hoodie is a more lightweight option, without losing the warmth. This hoodie comes in four classic colors, and features a comfy white fleece lining.
Another main concern during the frigid temperatures if your dog’s paws. Walking around on snow, ice, and salt can really take a toll on the condition of your furry friend’s paws. A set of dog boots can help protect your dog’s paws from the elements. The Basic Dog Boots help protect against heat, cold, ice, salt and sharp surfaces. With water-repellent fabric and a non-skid sole, your dog can continue on walks in the winter without damaging their paws. If you don’t think your dog would like wearing a pair of boots, there are still a few things you can do to make sure they stay safe. Make sure to rinse your dog’s paws after coming in from outside. The salt and ice can accumulate on the paws and cause irritation, and tiny cuts. After rinsing, towel dry the paws, as well as the rest of the dog’s body to keep them clean and warm. With these few tips, dogs and owners alike can have a safe, happy winter today. Don’t forget to include your buddy on your holiday shopping list as well. At Doggie Vogue we have tons of great gift options your dog is sure to love. Happy Holidays!