Protect Your Pups!
This is not a paid promotional post - we purchased these coats on our own and just wanted to share our opinion with you!
With the weather getting cooler I thought I should bring up one of our favorite and beloved Ruffwear products.
You can check it out here: The K-9 Overcoat!
Our beautiful boy came into our lives with his short hair, and 0% body fat (maybe I exaggerate a bit). It wasn't long before we realized that with the weather turning sour he'd need a jacket to stay warm.
The problem that followed this however was fitting him...He's long legged, deep chested, with big muscular shoulders, big head, thick neck, and tiny little waist!
|Big head, big shoulders, small waist = hard to fit|
|Posing while I tried to modify a t-shirt to fit him.|
|"Hmmmmph...I is done with this mom.."|
We then ordered some doggy sweatshirts online and they didn't fit right, they were either too tight across the shoulders, cut too deeply under his "arm pits", or could barely fit over his head - thus attempting to choke him! After returning many a failed product. We found Ruffwear's K-9 Overcoat at our local REI and have been hooked ever since!
|Modeling his K9 Overcoat|
- This jacket is insulated with a fleece lining to protect from the cold and provide warmth without being bulky.
- It's not waterproof but shed's rain nicely and dries fast.
- It has "low-light" visible reflective trim.
- The jacket has secure buckle fasteners that allow for easy adjustments, and is easy to put on! Rather than struggling with something that goes over his head, and then having to wrangle his legs in at odd angles - the K-9 Overcoat drops over his head and then the chest piece buckles into place around his rib cage.
We love that the jacket completely covers his chest while allowing his legs plenty of room to move and giving him full range of motion, its also easy to wash (gentle cycle in cold water, hang dry).
Bonus? It fits! We've been very happy with the adjust-ability and quality in Ruffwear products ever since.
He wore his jacket all winter and most of the spring rainy weather. Another great bonus is that because it isn't bulky it's easy to add layers if you need to. We were able to fit a hand knit sweater underneath his K9 Overcoat for extra warmth, and on a different occasion fit a waterproof bulkier jacket over the top for one of our particularly nasty days.
But just your average wet or cold weather and its perfect! He even wore is snowshoeing and didn't get cold once! We loved it so much that we made sure to get Ziva one as well.
100% DZ Dogs
Bully Breed Approved!
|Snowshoeing Trip - wearing his Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat|
|Ziva in her Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat|
|Pups playing in their coats!|
|Happy warm dogs playing in the snow!|
Causes of Hypothermia:
Long exposure to the cold
Wet fur and skin
Submersion in cold water for a long time
Signs of Hypothermia:
Low Pulse & Respiration
Cold to Touch
Treatment of Hypothermia:
Move the animal to shelter
Cover in warm blankets
Wrap a hot water bottle in a towel and place it against the dog's abdomen, careful not to burn the dog's skin.
Give your dog a warm liquid/sugar mixture to drink
Call your veterinarian.
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