Wednesday, January 9, 2013

To Dress or Not to Dress? That is the question. Part 1: Material

You wish to dress your pet. Dressing dogs and cats are a little tricky especially in this country. I will assume you live in the warmer regions of this country. First of all, our pets are wearing fur. Second, it is too warm to wear clothes on top of fur. Our pets struggle with the heat as it is. They are constantly at war with heat in this country. Just to remind other pet parents that dressing pets must be limited. They have to have function. As a pet parent, make sure the clothes are really pet friendly and comfortable.
First to be considered in choosing clothes for your pets is the materials. Cottons of all kind are best for our furry love ones. Cotton breathes and is available in different kind of forms like cotton knits, Chinese cotton, Cotton linen, Twill and cotton denim. They are very versatile.
Find cotton materials that are light and breathable. Air should pass through cooling your pet. They should also be not the heavy type of fabric. The limit of clothing and accessories worn by your pet should not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the pet’s weight. That means if your pet is five kilos, the dress, collar and leash should total to one kilo only. 

Next time on To Dress or Not To Dress: Breathability

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This is a blog on pet fashion, lifestyle and the changing pet trends in the Philippines.