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Is it strange to put a coat on my dog?

Q

In this part of the world, it’d be seen as strange for a man like myself to put a coat on his dog, but it is cold and wet at this time of the year and my small terrier hates going out in this weather. What should I do?

A

Dogs can feel uncomfortable if they get wet and chilled, just like humans, and there’s definitely a place for warm clothing during adverse weather. You don’t need to buy a fancy coat with fake jewels and faux fur lining. Choose a bland, quilted coat, similar to a greyhound’s jacket. You might be the first to start a new trend in your area.

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