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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Dressing Up



Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor

59285851Many people complain when they see a dog wearing articles of clothing. “Dogs have fur and thus are naturally insulated!” they speculate. However, that is not always the case.


   Some dogs are so small that chilly weather can cause them to shiver and be uncomfortably cold. Others are hairless and must absolutely be protected. And putting a raincoat on a dog can eliminate that “wet dog” smell almost entirely!


   The truth is, most of us treat our dogs like children and find comfort in dressing them up when it’s cold and for special occasions! It does no harm, so enjoy it. If it doesn’t seem to be causing Fido discomfort, relax and ignore the comments!

If you have questions about this, or any other dog-related issue please contact me on my cell phone at 856.981.8957 or email There is never a fee for an email or phone consultation, and we can often resolve a problem just by communicating via these methods.

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Wado udohiyu, (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn Watson

Owner, Brother of the Wolf, LLC

Dog training and behavioral evaluations in Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden Counties