Which Size of Clothing is Perfect for my Pet?

Which Size of Clothing is Perfect for my Pet?

Pet clothes can be very practical and useful in addition to being attractive and while there’s nothing cuter than seeing a pet dressed up, it's essential that you keep in mind that your pet's comfort and safety should always be the first priority. To keep your pet secure and stress-free while you're dressing them up, take the necessary precautions.

  • Pets have personalities and preferences when it comes to their clothing choices, just like people do. Not all pets enjoy dressing up and some pets are more difficult to work with than others. Hence, it's crucial to observe their personality and accordingly choose their clothing / accessories.

  • Choose the right clothing. It's important to only choose apparel designed especially for pets so they can wear it comfortably. Avoid any clothing that covers their mouth, nose, ears, or eyes. These could obstruct your pet’s hearing or sense of smell while making it difficult for them to breathe. Pets use body language and subtle signs to communicate with one another and with their owners, much like people do. Your pet may have trouble communicating when they're wearing an obstructing attire.

  • Never attempt to force your pet into their suit straight away; some animals may be scared by the unfamiliar feel and smell of the material and may react poorly. Allowing your pet to sniff the fabric will help acquaint them with the scent of the clothing. Lay the pet clothing across their back so they may become used to the feel of the fabric. Continue encouraging your pet over a few days by rewarding them each time they behave well while wearing costumes.

MEASURING YOUR PET: The clothing shouldn't be too loose or too tight so that your pet may move freely while sitting, walking, and using the restroom without the garments digging into their skin or dragging on the ground. It's crucial to have your pet's measurements correct for anything from harnesses to sweaters, coats, and hoods to keep your dog comfortable. All you need to measure your dog is a soft tape measure, paper, and a pen to record the results.

Following are the 3 most common measurements required while measuring your pet for an apparel / accessory: 

Length: Length is determined by taking a measurement from the base of the collar to the base of the tail. The most useful measurement for sizing a dog shirt/sweater/raincoat is this one. 

Girth: Measure the largest area of your dog's chest, behind the front legs, to determine its girth. 

Neck: Measure around the area of the neck where the collar would typically be worn.

We hope the information above will help you choose the perfect clothing for your furry friend. You can now pick out tons of cute clothing and accessories for your pooch to wear.

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