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Dog Coats

chihuahua lying down wearing sweater

The idea of putting your dog in his own coat can come with many reactions or questions as to why the need? A lot of people who see dogs walking around wearing jackets may giggle and think that the owner is a bit quirky. Little do some people realise, some dogs actually need and also benefit from the qualities that wearing a coat bring.

A sweater or jacket can be helpful during the cold seasons, especially if your dog is reluctant to go outside in the snow/cold to go to the toilet, but also if you tend to keep your home’s heating system set low, this will help to make him feel comfortable inside also. How warm your dog is able to physically keep himself may depend on his breed, size and even age, but if he just doesn’t have a heavy hair coat, there is only so much curling up he can do to conserve heat.  A sweater can make a significant difference in your dog’s feeling of well-being.

Of course, short, thin hair is not the only prerequisite for outer clothing. Dogs whose hair may be thick but is regularly trimmed or groomed would also benefit from wearing a coat to trap in their body heat.

Larger dogs with dense hair coats, like St Bernard’s and Malamutes do not have a need for additional insulation, and would be very uncomfortable if they were forced to wear outer clothing, possibly to the point of physically overheating. Their fur is already genetically designed to protect them from extreme winter temperatures. On the other hand Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, and many terrier and pinscher breeds are good examples of dogs that would do well with a little extra outer insulation.

We have put together a little list of some jackets, coats and sweaters that would look great while keeping your pooch warm and cosy.


Albabara Dog Coat British Style Plaid Dog Winter Vest Cozy Waterproof Windproof Reversible Dog Jacket

Just a few simple bullet points to let you know why we love this reversible dog jacket and then you can make the decision to purchase.

  • Well, it’s reversible and easy to take on and off – always a bonus
  • Warm and lightweight
  • Comes in seven sizes – so no dog misses out looking this good!
  • Suitable to wear for all occasions – indoors/outdoors

Thundershirts Dog Calming and Anxiety Jacket

This jacket speaks for itself…..we just wish this was around when our old girl needed that extra comfort through those tropical thunderstorms!

  • Applies gentle and constant pressure to calm anxiety
  • Over 80% successful at helping millions of dogs
  • Recommended by thousands of vets and trainers
  • Sold in Australia

Pet Dog Clothes European Woollen Fur Collar Coat Small Dog

We like this one, well because it’s pink! yay for pink. If you don’t like pink, it does come in two other colours, so no need to fret. How cute is this though?

  • Super-soft faux polyester woollen jacket that keeps pups warm, while a faux fur collar offers extra neck warmth.
  • Stylish design for both everyday wear or pet photo shoots
  • The jacket adds a nice wintery touch and charming details to class any outfit up wherever they go

Scheppend Original Adidog Pet Clothes for Dog Cat Puppy Hoodies Coat Doggie Winter Sweatshirt Warm Sweater Dog Outfits

We just HAD to add this one to our list. We stumbled across this in our research and just couldn’t go past it. Look how darn cute but still super cool this outfit is for your dog. They will be the coolest darn dog on the block with this get up.

  • Easy fit
  • Durable
  • Ultra soft
  • Different sizes and colours to choose from

American Kennel Club Anti Anxiety and Stress Relief Calming Coat for Dogs

Here’s another one to take a good hard look at! It gets great reviews and lots of five star ratings. You have to get the very best for your pooch and we think this coat is up to those standards.

  • The kindest way to ease your dog’s fears
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Machine washable
  • Durable fabric that resists collecting hair
  • For dogs 70 – 100 pounds and with a chest size of 32 inch – 40 inch

HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho for Small to X-Large Dogs and Puppies

If you are like us here at Pet Nation and you live in a city where your umbrella isn’t just an accessory but a necessity. Making sure your pet is covered incase it rains is important to! Keep them nice and dry on your walks with this awesome poncho!

  • Waterproof – obviously!
  • Reflective – to keep them safe
  • Adjustable strap
  • Easy to pack
  • Different sizes and lots of different designs to choose from

SCENEREAL Dog Winter Clothes Reversible Jacket Warm Coat Windproof Waterproof Plaid Vest Christmas Suit

If it’s getting close to Christmas and you want to dress up your best friend to suit the season, then look no further. Not only will it keep your pup cosy and warm, it’s the perfect Christmas get up!

  • Velcro closure
  • Material: Premium Polyester + TC ( terylene / cotton ) Fabric and Polyester Fibre Filling. It’s soft, smooth, lightweight, durable, thick and warm for your dog to wear in cold days
  • Reversible

Kurgo Surf n’ Turf Dog Life Jacket | Lifejacket for Dogs | Dog Water Life Vest 

Living by the beach? then this is THE dog coat just for you and your dogs lifestyle. Don’t leave your best friend at home while you hit the waves, now you can take him with you.

  • Constructed with 400D and Ripstop material with inside flotation material
  • Two side adjustment points with Nifco quick release buckles
  • Adjustable chest and belly straps
  • Two transverse handles to aid in extraction
  • Reflective accents, athletic cut and styling
  • Machine washable

EzyDog DFD Dog Life Jacket – Swim Vest for Dogs – Dog Floaties – Dog Flotation Device – Reflective, Grab Handle 

Here’s another option if you’re a water lover and want to take your furry friend along for the ride! Keep them safe with their own life jacket.

  • Up to 50% more flotation material than standard dog life jackets, to ensure your dog keeps upright in water
  • Unique ultra-buoyancy foam ensures that your dog will always float
  • Padded chest straps
  • Super Strong Nylon D-Ring to transport and secure your dog when required
  • Small zipper storage pocket

vecomfy Fleece and Cotton Lining Extra Warm Dog Hoodie in Winter for Small Dogs Jacket Puppy Coats with Hooded

This is the last one on our list for now. We will keep adding favourites that we come across and think you and your pooch will love to know about! Here’s another cute and cosy jacket to keep your dog warm on your long walks together.

  • Material: extra warm(Fleece+Cotton Lining),keep super warm in the the cold winter/snow, extra soft polyester fabric, comfortable
  • Dog hoodie can protect dog’s ear and head, avoid ear being cold in the outdoor
  • Features: lightweight, durable, breathable, exquisite sewing, leash hole in neck
  • Fashion dog coats, easy put on and take off by snaps, elastics edges of foot & waist

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