A common misconception is that dogs don’t require additional protection in the winter due to their fur coats. While this is true for breeds with thick double coats such as Siberian Huskies and Malamutes, small dogs or those with short coats require an extra layer for trips outdoors. The best winter clothing for dogs is described here. Boots Paws are especially sensitive this time of year due to ice, snow, cold temperatures, and salt. If your dog continually hobbles on 3 legs during walks, boots might be the answer. Pawz, $11.69/12 boots These utilitarian dog boots are perfect for the pup that isn’t fussy. Simply slip these reusable rubber boots over your dog’s paws for instant protection from ice, snow, salt, and cold. Hi-Toppers, $59.99/4 boots Keeping your dog safe and warm is important, but can be difficult when roads are icy. Hi-Toppers provide superior traction for your dog’s feet,...Continue reading »
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Last year, Americans spent a record $56 billion on their pets according to CBS News. This year that number is expected to reach $60 billion. While vet bills, food and other necessities are included in that number, you may be shocked to learn just how much we spend primping our pets. In 2014 $330 million was spent on pet Halloween costumes alone! We see our pooches as extensions of our own personal style. Dogs belongings to bikers tend to wear Harley Davidson collars, leather jackets and visor caps. Purse pups are dressed as accessories to their extravagant owners’ outfits, and can be seen sporting matching gowns and rhinestones. Most of us take a less extreme approach to mirroring our style onto our pets. Consumers have incredible options for collar, leash, and harness styles ranging from sports themes to interchangeable holiday motifs. Crafters have answered the demand for doggy design with...Continue reading »