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T-shirts, the fun practical addition to your dog's wardrobe

T-shirts can be a fun and practical addition to your dog's wardrobe, offering a surprising range of benefits depending on the situation. Here are some reasons why t-shirts can be good for dogs:

Sun protection: For dogs with light-coloured fur or hairless breeds like Chihuahuas and Chinese Crested dogs, t-shirts can offer valuable protection from harmful UV rays during sunny outings which helps prevent sunburn and skin cancer.

Warmth: In mild weather, a thin t-shirt can provide a light layer of warmth for short-haired dogs who might feel a slight chill. This can be especially helpful during early morning walks or evenings with a slight breeze.

Fashion statement: Let's face it, dogs in t-shirts can be incredibly adorable! We stock a wide range of colours, making them a fun way to express your pet's unique personality.

Medical purposes: T-shirts can be helpful for dogs with skin conditions or recovering from surgery by preventing them from scratching or licking the affected area. This can promote healing and prevent further irritation.

Calming effect: Some dogs find the gentle pressure of a t-shirt comforting, potentially reducing anxiety or stress. This can be helpful for dogs who are easily spooked or during travel.

The decision of whether or not to put a t-shirt on your dog depends on several factors, including:

    • Breed: Short-haired breeds or hairless dogs benefit from wearing t-shirts in certain situations.
    • Climate: T-shirts are more suitable for mild weather than extreme heat or cold.
    • Dog's personality: Some dogs also take a little more time to get used to wearing clothing, but, after a while they do get used to it and appreciated the benefit.

Keep these tips in mind when choosing the right t-shirt for your dog:

    • Choose a well fitting, breathable t-shirt made from natural fibres like cotton. Avoid synthetic materials that can trap heat and cause discomfort.
    • Ensure the neck and armholes are comfortable and don't chafe. Rub against your own skin to see if it feels irritating.
    • Monitor your dog for signs of overheating or discomfort, and remove the t-shirt if necessary.
    • Wash the t-shirt regularly to keep it clean and hygienic.

Not all t-shirts are created equal for dogs, so make sure you get one that fits properly and is made with non-toxic materials. Our t-shirts, not only look fabulous, but 100% cotton so not only are they comfortable, they are also breathable making them perfect for small dogs.

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