That is the question
People are of two opinions about this topic. Is it wise to dress our pet? Should it be legal to dress our pet? Dressing is a human act. By dressing out pets, we humanize them. So the question now evolves to: Is it humane to humanize our pets?
As stated before, dressing is a very human act. By dressing our pets, we are personifying them. The fact that we give them human names already personify them but we must remember to curb our monstrous mom tendencies. We must remember that even as we train our pets to dress, this is not natural to them.
We dress our pets so they are “stamped” with our identities. Note, I used the term our. Yes, it is the owner’s identity that the pets are wearing. But please remember that fashion can go to the extreme. Sometimes, clothing ceases its function already. We must ensure that the clothes our pet wear are comfortable and easy to put on and off. Out in the market, there are so many things, so many designs and brands offering pet fashion. They can be cheap, they can be expensive.
It is up to you whether you wish to dress your pet or not. Dressing them is like stamping your identity on them. Let’s just calm down and not go crazy. Dressing them heavily or in constrained costumes might stress them out.