Should you put a raincoat on a dog?
Not only does water-resistant rain gear minimize the amount of time spent drying your dog after a rainy walk, but a raincoat and rain boots also can help keep your dog healthy.
Should a dog raincoat have a hood?
Dog raincoats with hoods That’s where a hood can help. The only exceptions, she adds, might be dogs with pointy ears that stand straight up, such as Chihuahuas, Australian cattle dogs and basenjis. Hoods won’t work so well. (In which case, she recommends a snood.)
What should I look for in a dog raincoat?
A properly fitted raincoat that covers both the chest and belly will prevent your dog from splashing water against the most sensitive parts of their body. If your dog has sensitive paws, you may also want to consider getting them a set of dog boots.
Which raincoat is best for heavy rain?
High-quality material: Polyester, nylon, or proprietary blends like Gore-Tex are usually the best fabrics for raincoats. This is because polyester is hydrophobic (water-resistant) and nylon is hydrophilic (water-absorbing). Often, they’re also coated with waterproof treatments such as DWR.