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Doggy clothes . . good or bad?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by caelsgirl, Aug 4, 2009.


  1. caelsgirl

    caelsgirl PetForums Junior

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    Just wanted to know what ppl think, are doggy clothes good or bad? are they cute accessories for your pup or potentially harmful? do they have a good use? does anyone use them regular? I'm not sure myself, just wanted to see what the general consensus is! :D
     
  2. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    what about doggy clothes that are useful.

    Buster has 2 t-touch tshirts (for firework season and times when he will be onlead around groups of dogs as he suffers anxiety, it helps somehow) and a jumper for the winter as his underbelly is butt naked so he wears it in the snow, otherwise he gets too cold and refuses to move/go out.


    I dont really see the point in clothes for the sake of making a dog just look cute
     
  3. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    Hate them!!!!!!!!!!

    A warm coat in winter, one of our springers needed one thats ok, but dressing a dog i think is awfull. Why should anyone feel the need.
     
  4. Dundee

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    I hate them too!

    my dogs have perfectly good coats they don't need another one. ;)
     
  5. Acacia86

    Acacia86 PetForums VIP

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    Completely disagree with dressing up an animal.

    Obviously proper dog coats for very cold walks. Or for hairless or thin coated breeds.

    Anything else, no. They are not toys they are live animals and deserve to be treated like that.
     
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    my dog has her own beutiful fur coat and she looks great in it.
    the only thing she wears is her pack pack which she loves carrying.
     
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    Warm coats or anxiety relieving tee shirts aside.... dog clothes suck. You can virtually see the other dogs laughing!!

    And there's the serious side - some dog clothing can restrict a dogs body language and cause confusion with other dogs misreading the 'clothes props' body language. Not to mention potential for over heating.

    Personally, I despise fashion clothing. Dressing up should be for Barbie dolls only! :eek:ut:
     
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  8. Acacia86

    Acacia86 PetForums VIP

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    Yep totally agree. Rep for that x
     
  9. caelsgirl

    caelsgirl PetForums Junior

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    Fantastic reply's guys! do you think they should be banned, the silly dress up clothes seem a little dangerous to me? I understand the need for the useful items! but i've just found DOG BOOTIES in my local pet superstore!! is this a bit over the top? why are they so popular?:confused:
     
  10. LostGirl

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    not for me mine would look very very silly in clothes!

    i dont mind warm coats or those t-thirts, i know a wippet who wears a coat when its cold as shes an old girl and she gets very stiff and cold without it
     
  11. borderer

    borderer Guest

    its your dog if ya like dressing them up its up to you:smilewinkgrin:
     
  12. Savahl

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    i know a dog who wore booties as he had a problem where one of his legs were deformed and he dragged them causing terrible sores and stuff....the boots just protected his feet :eek:. And when buster had a seed in his paw the vet told us to make him wear a boot while it healed to stop him eatin the bandage (he managed the get to it around a buster collar.

    Other than medical reasons like this i have no idea why you'd use them. Buster certainly hated his boot when he had it lol, it was just as hard stopping him chewing the boots off as it was the bandage,
     
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    staceydawlz PetForums VIP

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    i agree with some thinks was thinking of buyin a jumper for my dog for the winter so she isnt cold but bottoms and things like that no..as long as there is a reason for it...some dogs like to dress up!
     
  14. claire

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    I think certain clothes for a reason are ok, however i think dressing pets for no reason is silly.
     
  15. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    For all those that want to dress up something dont have a dog buy a doll, I think its cruel, its obviously not done for the sake of the dog, to keep warn an exception, why would a dog want a hoodie, t-shirt a fancy coat with pockets, what do dogs put in them?:rolleyes:
     
  16. Nicky09

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    I don't like them to keep a dog warm or booties if they have problems with their feet yes but just to make them a fashion accessory no.
     
  17. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    ditto this ^^

    Also, to add, while buster was still working through his anxiety with other dogs it did used to really tick me off that people judged me cos he was in a tshirt, assuming I was just dressing him up like a doll, when it was totally for his benefit so he could socialise with other dogs normally again in time. I even got a tshirt as close to his natural colour to try and make it less obvious, lol. 99% of people we ran into jumped to the conclusion that he was just a fashion accessary to me :(
     
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    My mother has a hoodie for her Jack Russell but it's just a novelty piece and she only wore it once.

    I've recently dressed Sky up in a t-shirt and socks, she looked pretty good :cool:

    I neither love them or hate them. Some clothes such as warmers and macs are essential to some dogs.
     
  19. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    I think given the reason for you putting on a t-shirt, you are in the minority i do think 99% of dogs in t-shirts its a fashion thing
     
  20. claire

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    Ive put cloths on Cassie once for a laugh, she loved the attention,,,,, I think its cruel to dress them up fully tho
     
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