Should You Put Sweaters on Dogs in Winter?

 Tiny dogs lose heat faster due to a higher surface area to body mass ratio. 

Toy Breeds

Breeds like pit bulls, greyhounds and boxer dogs get chilly without more coverage.

Dogs With Very Short Coats  

Older dogs are more susceptible to arthritis and chilled muscles and joints.

Senior Dogs  

Dogs who shudder in cold weather benefit from an insulating layer.

Dogs Prone to Trembling

Layering helps dogs maintain body heat if recovering from conditions or procedures.

After Surgery or Illness

Working, sporting and sled dogs need warm winter gear for long outdoor stints.

Outdoor Dogs  

Don't force clothes on dogs with adequate fur coats who dislike wearing them.

Avoid If Unnecessary  

Keep Your Cat Safe on Winter Walks