Why do people put pet clothes on their pets?

by Atul Jaiswal Blogger

Clothing is a combined term for items worn on the body. Clothing can be made of textiles, animal skin or even you can say thin sheets of materials put together. Clothing for pets is a profitable market with spending broke the £30m in 2012 in the UK, according to research done by MTW Research.

In the US, the trend of wore clothes on their pets is even more conspicuous. There is a classic tradition of very specific functional clothing for the animals. In past, the Greek armies would put leather boots on the feet of their horses to protect them against the environmental climate change or even today also we use this for protecting horses. Police animals can be dressed in the special type of cover i.e. fluorescent cover.

Today’s less functional clothing is becoming a smash in industry, with boutiques offering all manner of glamorous outfits. The pet clothing market is mainly divided between “Practical” and “indulgent” items. There are clear benefits from animals wearing some forms of clothing such as for warmth and waterproofing.

There are mainly three reasons why do people put clothes on their pets which are given below:

  • Functional clothing -

   Mild clothes for the winter, breeds that cannot monitor their body temperature and also prevent their paw from the hot road sidewalk.

  • Medical clothing-

To protect them for any kind of medical injury.

  • Fashionable clothing-

This reason is only for those people who love to put a costume on their pets.

 Above are some reasons which came in mind of any animal lover regarding their protection.

Also Read: Why are American pet owners so obsessed with clothing for them?

The genuine reason to put clothes on pets is for their protection and safety from environmental changes. Smaller dogs need sweaters to be comfortable in the cold and many of the dogs will wear a raincoat according to the environment. Some will even wear sunglasses or goggles to protect them from UV-Rays coming from sunlight. It makes sense dogs love to stick their head out the window driving travelling.

Some of the owners dress their pets just for the show-off and nothing is wrong in this. As an owner, you just have to take precautions when dressing your pets for the first time and check that your pet is comfortable or not because every pet is different and they have their own reaction to wearing clothes.

While dressing up your pet make sure to take the perfect fit size. For finding the perfect fit dress takes references from given below factor:

Consider the right material. Wool is mild but it can be itchy. Cotton is breathable but does not dry immediately. So make sure you choose the right fabric for clothing.

Take correct measurements. Clothing that is too tight or too loose may be risky and not beneficial for the pet.

The better the fit, more comfortable and happier the pet and remember the fact that they need to be able to relieve themselves easily so shop accordingly.

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