Best Material for your Pet's Clothing?

Best MATERIAL for Pet Clothing?

If you have a hairless pet, you’ve probably considered buying them clothes of some sort! You’re not alone, and it is actually beneficial to the health of your hairless pet to wear clothing. 

 

However, there are a variety of clothing materials that all perform differently, especially on rambunctious pets! Let’s look into the best clothing material for each season, and what materials you should avoid in pet clothes.

 

 

Winter Wear

If you have a hairless pet, you know how difficult it can be to keep them warm. One way to keep your hairless pet warm is to dress them in crochet material. This can be a sweater or jumper. The material is super warm and will protect your pet from getting too cold.

Another way to keep your hairless pet warm is to look for a fleece long sweater or jumper. This type of clothing is warm and comfortable, making it great for long-term wear in the winter months.

 

Summer Clothes

It's summertime, and if your pet happens to be a hairless breed, you may be wondering what material would be best for their clothing. Fortunately, there are several fabrics that are suitable for many different needs! Cotton is a great choice- it is lightweight and breathable, allowing air to flow freely without making your pet too hot. At the same time, it will retain some warmth if needed; making it perfect for chilly days when you turn the A/C on. It's also incredibly soft and comfortable against the skin, which can help keep your pet relaxed. 

What to Avoid

If you're looking for suitable clothing for your hairless pet, there are a few materials to avoid. Lycra and spandex fabrics are not ideal for long periods of time as they can easily cause a heat rash on the skin without sufficient air circulation. They may be good options for a brief outside trip, but anything more than five minutes should be avoided. 

 

Keep giving your pets the best of the natural life!

 

~PetCoachApril

 

April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H